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Aero Theatre | Introduction and Q&A with filmmaker Béla Tarr
‘Boundless Damnation: The Films of Béla Tarr’
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DAMNATION, 1988, Béla Tarr, 116 Minutes, Arbelos, Hungary
In Hungarian with English subtitles
A mid-career masterwork by legendary Hungarian art house auteur Béla Tarr and the first of his internationally acclaimed trilogy of films written in collaboration with author László Krasznahorkai (including the legendary SÁTÁNTANGÓ), DAMNATION (Kárhozat) chronicles the doomed affair between bar Titanik regular Karrer (Sátántangó’s Miklós B. Székely) and the cruel cabaret singer (Vali Kerekes) he pines for while scheming to displace her brutish husband (György Cserhalmi). A poignant Communism allegory that solidified Tarr’s unique aesthetic, DAMNATION is photographed in an exquisitely black & white palette underscored by the mesmerizing long takes that would come to be his trademark. DAMNATION has been restored in 4K from the original 35mm camera negative by the Hungarian National Film Institute – Film Archive under the supervision of Béla Tarr.
THE MAN FROM LONDON, 2007, Béla Tarr, 139 Minutes, Janus Films, Hungary
In English and French with English subtitles
Lonely railway worker Maloin (Miroslav Krobot) leads a simple, humdrum life with his teenage daughter (Erika Bók) and high-strung wife (Tilda Swinton) at the edge of an infinite sea. He barely notices the world around him and has already accepted its slow and inevitable deterioration. His inner life is suddenly thrown into chaos after he stumbles upon a deadly business transaction that leaves him with a money-stuffed suitcase and a guilty conscious for a crime he didn’t commit. An existential dazzler from one of cinema’s most stunning and austere filmmakers, Bela Tarr’s THE MAN FROM LONDON is a breathtaking exploration of humanity’s indestructible desire for freedom and happiness.
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