The Turin Horse

The Turin Horse
  • Wednesday March 28 | 7:00pm

SA Premiere

Based loosely on Nietzsche’s breakdown after viewing the beating of a horse on the streets of Turin, Bela Tarr presents the hypnotic and painful routines of a family and their horse as they struggle in isolation. This observational, austere and poetic drama triangle is set in Italy during a spring in the late 19th century. The similarities between two human beings and a horse become more apparent, their lives more challenging and hope increasingly intangible as the wind grows stronger and stronger. Comprised of only 30 black and white shots, this is reinforced by its stringent narrative structure, subtle character development, rhythmic continuity, distinct atmosphere and silent and contemplative characters. Winner of the Jury Grand Prix at Berlin International Film Festival.

"An auteurist triumph." --Manohla Dargis, The New York Times " "A death-haunted masterpiece. Tarr ‘s most fully achieved, challenging movie since his 1994 epic Sátántangó. --J. Hoberman, Village Voice

The Turin Horse

  • Director: Bela Tarr
  • Year: 2011
  • Run Time: 155mins
  • Country: Hungary, France, Germany, Switzerland, USA