Sátántangó

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Béla Tarr Run Time: 450 min. Format: Online Virtual Ticket Release Year: 1994

Starring: László feLugossy, Mihály Vig, Putyi Horváth

Screening at Row House Online from NOW THROUGH MAY 21
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One of the greatest achievements in art house cinema and a seminal work of “slow cinema,” Sátántangó, based on the book by László Krasznahorkai, follows members of a defunct agricultural collective living in a seemingly post-apocalyptic landscape in the long shadow of Communism who, on the heels of a large financial windfall, set out to leave their village. As a few of the villagers secretly conspire to take off with all of the earnings for themselves, a mysterious messianic character, long thought dead, returns to the village, altering the course of everyone’s lives forever.

Shot in stunning black-and-white by Gábor Medvigy and filled with exquisitely composed and lyrical long takes, Sátántangó unfolds in twelve distinct movements, alternating forwards and backwards in time, echoing the structure of a tango dance. Renown auteur Béla Tarr’s vision, aided by longtime collaborator Ágnes Hranitzky, is wholly unique and his portrayal of a rural Hungary beset by nihilist revelry, treachery, and tragedy is both transfixing and uncompromising. Sátántangó has been justly lauded by critics and audiences as a masterpiece and inspired none other than Susan Sontag to proclaim that she would be “glad to see it every year for the rest of [her] life”.

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