In 1889, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche witnessed the whipping of a horse while traveling in Turin, Italy. He tossed his arms around the horse’s neck to protect it, then collapsed to the ground. In less than a month, Nietzsche would be diagnosed with a serious mental illness that would leave him bed-ridden and speechless for the next eleven years until his death. Béla Tarr’s final film, answers this question in a fictionalized story of what occurred, following the rural farmer who is forced to confront the mortality of this faithful horse.
Director: Béla Tarr
Writer: László Krasznahorkai
Run Time: 146 min.
Date: 29 January 2013 @ 7:00pm
Location: Grace Street TheatreWatch Trailer