Week of April 16 – April 22 at SF Film Society | NEW PEOPLE Cinema!
at SFFS | NP Cinema
This Week at SF Film Society | NEW PEOPLE Cinema is the continuation of THE TURIN HORSE followed by 55TH SF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
(Directed by Béla Tarr)
Through April 19
2:00, 5:30, 8:30pm
Purportedly Béla Tarr’s final film, this masterpiece takes its scenario from a traumatic incident in Friedrich Nietzche’s life when he witnessed a horse being mercilessly whipped. Wondering what happened to the horse, the Hungarian auteur crafts a relentless film depicting the domestic life of a horse-cart driver and his daughter. Detailing the bare components of their impoverished daily lives, their existence worsens when their horse refuses to eat, drink, or pull a cart. Hinting at apocalypse with howling winds, scorched-earth terrain and gas lamps going mysteriously dark, Tarr’s incomparable but challenging film shows the persistence (and fruitlessness) of human effort in spite of everything. MORE INFO >>
April 20 – May 3
Held each spring for 15 days, the International is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in one of the country’s most beautiful cities, featuring 200 films and live events, 14 juried awards and $70,000 in cash prizes, upwards of 100 participating filmmaker guests and diverse and engaged audiences with more than 70,000 people in attendance. For a full list of SFIFF films playing at SF Film Society Cinema visit HERE