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Satantango (Bela Tarr)

Sàtàntangó

Béla Tarr

This grandiose vision of doom, based on the novel by László Krasznahorkai (previously the screenwriter for Tarr's The Damned), published in 1984, is an event not to be missed. Tarr worked on this cinematic apocalypse for over ten years. Once again, he concentrated on a process of decay, on the maelstrom of life and the bleak future of lonely people waiting for a new life, for the saviour, in a godforsaken region of the world. With enchantingly slow camera work, under the ever pouring rain, Tarr documents the soulful state of modern Hungary with an unparalleled eye for detail. Sàtàntangó is a monument of hypnotic, dark cinema, oscillating between the social criticism of Fassbinder and the metaphysical introspection of Tarkovsky.

Flagey, Cinematek

Sátántangó | Trailer