Thursday, 17 February 2011

The Turin Horse

Back in December 2008, I posted a blog inspired by the 'sublime' trailer for Béla Tarr's The Man from London. Well, the Hungarian maestro has done it again: it's been a long time since I've been as excited by a trailer as I am by the trailer of his new film, The Turin Horse, embedded below. I suspect a lot of people will scoff, but I honestly think this is brilliant. Early reports out of Berlin, where the film has just premiered, suggest it's excellent, if extremely bleak. I've stated before on this blog that I consider Tarr to be the greatest living filmmaker, and, hyperbole aside, it does seem that he's in a league of his own... I'm not exaggerating when I say I literally can't wait to see this. If I'd taken in that it was screening in Berlin a little earlier I may well have flown out especially. Let's just hope it hits the UK soon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't it have a huge Bergman's influence? I agree that it is brilliant, as it is incredibly simple yet effective.

I think there is a lot of pointless arguing about whether films should be pure entertainment, pure art, somewhere in between... I say 'pointless' because they all exist and I so no reason why any of them shouldn't as there are some great films from each of those categories.

Nice one, thanks for the link