Werckmeister Harmonies
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.

VOR:   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.

Photo © 2000 Goëss Film, © 2001 Menemsha Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

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