May 5, 2012, @ 8:00 pm
(A Torinói ló, Béla Tarr, Hungary/France/Germany/Switzerland/US 2011, 146 min., Hungarian w/subtitles)
Curator’s Choice! Turin, 1889: Friedrich Nietzsche embraces a horse to protect it from the vicious whipping of its coach; then, the philosopher’s mind collapses. So goes the chronicle, but what happened to the horse? Hungarian master Béla Tarr (author of the seven-hour masterpiece Sátántangó) tells its story within the stark, monumental pace of a moral apocalypse. Warning: this is an endurance test in cinematic style.