Turin Horse

October 3-4 (7 PM ONLY)
The Turin Horse
(Hungary, 2011, 146 min.)
Winner of the Grand Jury Prix FIPRESCI Prize at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival and the Golden Camera 300 Award at the 2011 Brothers Manski International Film Festival, The Turin Horse weaves a disconcerting story around a pivotal moment in the life of Friedrich Nietzsche.  In 1889, Nietzsche witnessed the brutal whipping of a horse while traveling in Turin, Italy, which left Nietzsche speechless and bed-ridden.  Directors Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky continue the story and answer the question of what became of the horse.  Tarr and Hranitzky not only create a memorable film depicting the life and death of the horse who so catastrophically affected the brilliant mind of Friedrich Nietzsche, but also exhibit the immaculate photography and creativity of geniuses.  The Turin Horse, which is Tarr’s intended last film, brings together the repetitive and mundane lives of the owner of the horse and his daughter and the heaviness of human existence.