aka Werckmeister harmóniák First screened in July 2009
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Director: Béla Tarr. Cast: Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla, Alfréd Járai, Iré Szajki, Ferenc Kállai, Éva Almássy Albert,
András Fekete, Gyula Pauer. Screenplay: Béla Tarr and László Krasznahorkai (based on the novel The Melancholy of Resistance by László Krasznahorkai). Twitter Capsule:
Harkens back to The Seventh Seal or The Leopard, stately, prodigious masterworks and engrossing experiences.
Some effects overtly miraculous, like sustained sequence shots. Elsewhere, magic is even harder to parse but just as palpable. Even staring at a dead whale feels sublime in context.