David Dale Gallery presents a screening of Béla Tarr’s 1994 film Sátántango.
CCA Cinema, Glasgow
For ages 15 and over
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Béla Tarr’s epic rendering of László Krasznahorkai’s novel, about the decline of Communism in Eastern Europe, is a unique and visionary masterpiece that defies classification and transcends genre. Set in a struggling Hungarian agricultural collective, a group of lost souls reeling from the collapse of their Communist utopia face an uncertain future, until the arrival of a charismatic stranger in whom they believe lies their salvation. The collective’s individual experiences and fates are gradually revealed in Tarr’s immaculately composed, brilliantly photographed and bleakly comic tour-de-force, which conforms his place as one of contemporary cinema’s few genuine auteurs.1
1 Béla Tarr, Sátántangó, DVD, directed by Béla Tarr, World Cinema Ltd, 2006.