Cinema Guild nabs U.S. rights to TURIN HORSE; eyes winter release

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 31st, 2011

While the film may not be all that well known amongst the public, Bela Tarr’s latest film, THE TURIN HORSE, is one of the most intriguing arthouse projects that we have coming at us this year.

Based on a story inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s account to seeing a man beat a horse in a street, TURIN HORSE follows the story of a farmer and his daughter, who see their lives altered after a work horse becomes ill. Yeah, some upbeat stuff.

Joking aside, the film won the Silver Bear prize at this year’s Berlinale, and has been stated as being Tarr’s final film. And now, thanks to The Cinema Guild, we here in the states will get a chance to see it. Variety is reporting that the distributor has nabbed the U.S. rights to the film, and are eyeing a winter release for the film.

As a fan of films like WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES and the epic SATANTANGO, Bela Tarr is one of the more underrated names in feature filmmaking, and one of the more intriguing. Unlike anything you’ll see in theaters this year, it’s music to my ears hearing that the film will be able to be seen stateside.

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