David Dale Gallery presents a screening of Béla Tarr’s 1994 film Sátántango.
01.10.11 | 1pm
CCA 4 (cinema)
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.