Bela Tarr's The Turin Horse Gets U.S. Release Date
Posted March 28, 2012 04:49 AM by Webmaster
Independent distributors Cinema Guild have revealed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray Hungarian directors Bela Tarr's (Satantango, Werckmeister Harmonies) latest film A Torinói ló a.k.a The Turin Horse (2011). Last year, the film won FIPRESCI Prize and Silver Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. The preliminary release date set by the distributors is July 17th.
On January 3, 1889 in Turin, Italy, Friedrich Nietzsche steps out of the doorway of number six, Via Carlo Albert. Not far from him, a cab driver is having trouble with a stubborn horse. The horse refuses to move, whereupon the driver hoses his patience and takes his whip to it. Nietzsche puts an end to the brutal scene, throwing his arms around the horse's neck, sobbing. After this, he lies motionless and silent for two days on a divan, until he loses consciousness and his mind. Somewhere in the countryside, the driver of the cab lives with his daughter and the horse. Outside, a windstorm rages.