Animal Endurance: The Turin Horse

Friday, February 17, 2012, 7pm

Animal Endurance: The Turin Horse


Directors, Béla Tarr and Ágnes Hranitzky (Hungary/France/Germany, Switzerland/USA, Hungarian with English subtitles, 146m, 2011)

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Bela Tarr's The Turin Horse has been selected as Hungary's contender for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, after debuting at the 2011 Berlinale where it was awarded the Jury Grand and Fipresci prizes. A famous anecdote about the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche tells of how he witnessed the beating of a horse, tried to stop it, and when he couldn't, he broke down and wept. The film tells the story of what happened to that horse, and of the father and daughter who depended on it for their livelihood in a desolate landscape.

This program is offered in collaboration with the International Cinema series. The film will be introduced by Dr. Nathan Andersen, Professor of Philosophy and Film Studies at Eckerd College, Program Director of International Cinema and Co-director of the "Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature" Environmental Film Festival.

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