The Turin Horse
- Hungary / France
- 2h 34min
- Directed by: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
- Written by: Béla Tarr, László Krasznahorkai
- Cast: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos
- Language: Hungarian
A father and daughter scrabble for a living in a remote farm, but their livelihood is threatened when their ageing horse starts to sicken. Maybe not a first-date movie but a compellingly vivid one, in which workaday tasks are endowed with mythic grandeur and ordinary people with mysterious dignity.
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Reviews & features
The Turin Horse16 May 2012
Hard-going but profoundly rewarding piece of arthouse cinema from Bela Tarr
This mournful fable isn’t exactly going to win a whole new crossover audience for Hungary’s master of arthouse tough love, Béla Tarr, but it’s a compelling, vividly realised addition to his unique oeuvre. As a father and daughter scrabble for a living…
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