MBC Interactive Archive Project: Sátántangó

Showings

O Cinema South Beach Sun, Mar 1 11:00 AM

Description

MBC Interactive Archive Project
“Cinephile’s Choice”
SÁTÁNTANGÓ
(Presented by the Miami Beach Film Society)

 

One of the greatest achievements in recent art house cinema and a seminal work of “slow cinema,” SÁTÁNTANGÓ follows members of a small, defunct agricultural collective living in a post-apocalyptic landscape after the fall of Communism who, on the heels of a large financial windfall, set out to leave their village.

 

As a few of the villagers secretly conspire to take off with all of the earnings for themselves, a mysterious character, long thought dead, returns to the village, altering the course of everyone’s lives forever.

 

Shot in stunning black-and-white by Gábor Medvigy and filled with exquisitely composed and lyrical long takes, SÁTÁNTANGÓ unfolds in twelve distinct movements, alternating forwards and backwards in time, echoing the structure of a tango dance. Tarr’s vision, aided by longtime partner and collaborator Ágnes Hranitzky, is enthralling and his portrayal of a rural Hungary beset by boozy dance parties, treachery, and near-perpetual rainfall is both transfixing and uncompromising. SÁTÁNTANGÓ has been justly lauded by critics and audiences as a masterpiece and inspired none other than Susan Sontag to proclaim that she would be “glad to see it every year for the rest of [her] life”.

 


This is a rare opportunity to see this masterpiece in a theatrical setting, how it was intended to be seen.


PLEASE NOTE THIS FILM HAS A RUNTIME OF 7 HOURS 20 MINUTES 
Presented with two 15 minute intermissions.

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