Werchmeister Harmonies

Director: Bela Tarr
Starring: Lars Rudolph, Janos Derzsi, Hanna Schygulla
Duration: 149 min

The population of a desolate provincial town on the Hungarian plain await the arrival of a circus that features the stuffed carcass of a whale and a mysterious Prince. Its appearance disturbs the order of the populace, unleashing a torrent of violence and beauty. The Hungarian auteur Bela Tarr at last gained international recognition as one of the most distinctive and visionary of contemporary filmmakers with this quite extraordinary adaptation of László Krazsnahorkai s novel The Melancholy of Resistance . Featuring an outstanding cast, including Fassbinder veteran Hanna Schygulla, and a hauntingly beautiful score composed by Mihály Víg, The Werckmeister Harmonies is a hypnotic, challenging and utterly compelling masterpiece.

Club and Group screenings

Thu 28th Feb 16.00 MML Screening: Screening as part of this term's Modern & Medieval Languages season of films, open to all. No ads or trailers precede this screening. Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members.

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