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Werckmeister Harmonies (members-only)

What SFS is proud to present the debut screening in Singapore of a Béla Tarr film. Tarr's seventh feature is based on the novel ’The Melancholy of Resistance’ by his long-time collaborator László Krasznahorkai, which was written in 1989, the year state socialism ended in Hungary.
When 7 October 2006 (Saturday), 11am - 2pm (Registration starts at 10:30am)
Where The Picturehouse
5th Floor The Cathay
2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
(Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station)

Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.


Werckmeister Harmonies
Directed by Béla Tarr
2000 | 145 mins | Black & White
Hungarian with English subtitles

Set in rural Hungary, the film has been described on the one hand as a political parable, while Tarr's editor of 20 years, Agnes Hranitzsky describes it as closest to ‘The Wizard of Oz’. Featuring an oversized whale, it also contains only 39 shots in its 145-minute duration, almost all of which are mobile and fluid steadicam shots.

Hungarian Film Critics Awards 2002: Film Critics Award for Best Actor and László B. Nagy Award Berlin International Film Festival 2001: Reader Jury of the "Berliner Zeitung" (Director)
Hungarian Film Week 2001: "Gene Moskowitz" Critics Award (Director) and Grand Prize

|Web Resources|
1. Hope Deep Within - Béla Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies by Gabe Klinger, Senses of Cinema.
2. Outside the Whale by Jonathan Romney, Sight & Sound.
3. Preserving Disorder by Fred Camper, Chicago Reader.
4. Intensive Care by Jeff Reichert, Reverse Shot.
5. Review by Jeremy Heilman, Movie

10.30 am
11.00 am
Film Screening
145 min
1.25 am
5 min
1.30 am
Post Screening Discussion
30 min