Sátántangó

Directed by Béla Tarr
1994
450 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Béla Tarr’s black-and-white masterpiece unfolds in a desolate village visited by a messiah-like figure. Don’t miss this magnificent restoration of this iconic work.

Superbly photographed and choreographed images reveal a remote farming community on the precipice of economic and spiritual oblivion. Morality and compassion have all but evaporated. Time seems to be standing still. Some residents want to steal whatever they can and make a run for it. Others have put their faith in Irimiás, a charismatic villager who was presumed dead and has now returned with persuasive messages of hope. Beautiful, grotesque, suspenseful and darkly comic, Sátántangó is an unforgettable study in human behaviour and a rich allegory for the death throes of Hungarian Communism. Rarely, if ever, has seven-hours-plus of cinema been as compulsively and magnificently watchable as this.

Screens with 2 intervals

Devastating, enthralling for every minute of its seven hours. I would be glad to see 'Sátántangó' every year for the rest of my life.
Susan Sontag
Bela Tarr is one of cinema’s most adventurous artists, and his films, like 'Sátántangó' and 'The Turin Horse', are truly experiences that you absorb, and that keep developing in the mind.
Martin Scorsese

Tickets

Fri 7 June
10am
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Sat 15 June
10:30am
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 3
Past Event Cancel
Program Strand
Classics Restored
Year
1994
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Hungary, Germany, Switzerland
Language
In Hungarian with English subtitles
Director
Béla Tarr
Cast
Mihály Vig, István Horváth, Erika Bók
Screenwriter
László Krasznahorkai
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Seniors, Human Rights, Cinephile, Religion & Belief, Retrospective
Company Credits
World Sales: MK2 Films
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