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"Cinephile's Choice" -- Miami Premiere of the restored epic SÁTÁNTANGÓ by Bela Tarr

  • 01 Mar 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 6:45 PM
  • O Cinema South Beach at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
  • 53

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SUN, MAR 01, 11am-6:45pm:

SÁTÁNTANGÓ

Directed by BELA TARR/Hungary/1994. 439mins.

(In Hungarian with English subtitles)


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.

Presented with two 15 minute intermissions


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The MBC Interactive Archive exhibition: 1960s

is currently on display! (before and after shows)

 

          

MBFS is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization that is supported by people like YOU and by Basser Arts Foundation; French Consulate Cultural Services; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; City of Miami Beach, Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Miami Dade County Mayor & Board of Commissioners & Miami Dade County Cultural Affairs Council; Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs. 

        


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