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First look at Bela Tarr’s THE TURIN HOUSE

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
January 19th, 2011

With the recent reveal that the film will be premiering at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival, we have the first look at Bela Tarr’s upcoming film, THE TURIN HOUSE (hat tip to The Playlist), and while it may not be much to look at, it’s definitely fitting with Tarr’s minimalist style.

Oh, and it’s creepy as all hell.

The film follows a rural farmer and his daughter who must cope with the decaying health of an old work horse, and while the premise sounds like it could be a bit droll, this looks absolutely enthralling.

I’m a relatively big fan of Tarr’s canon, particularly the film SATANTANGO, which may be the most stereotypical Tarr film on the director’s beloved resume. TURIN looks to have the same sense of minimalism and will likely feature the massively long takes that make Tarr’s films so visceral and raw. The photo itself looks truly creepy, in the best, most haunting way possible, and clocking in at two and a half hours, this is definitely one film that I can’t wait to push on through.

What do you think?

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