Lars Rudolph dans une scène du film Les harmonies Werckmeister

Les harmonies Werckmeister

Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
2000 - Drama - 145 min

International cinema

Les harmonies Werckmeister

In search of Mount Analogue

Hungary, Germany, Italy, France

This mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance. Adapted from a novel by László Krasznahorkai, Werckmeister Harmonies unfolds in an unknown time in an unnamed village, where, one day, a mysterious circus—complete with an enormous stuffed whale and a shadowy, demagogue-like figure known as the Prince—arrives and appears to awaken a kind of madness in the citizens that builds inexorably toward violence. In thirty-nine hypnotic long takes engraved in ghostly black and white, auteur Béla Tarr and codirector-editor Ágnes Hranitzky conjure an apocalyptic vision of dreamlike dread and fathomless beauty. (Criterion)


Presented in collaboration with Ballet Opéra Pantomime alongside Le Mont Analogue, running at Espace Go from February 27 to March 10, 2024.

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles

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