Sunday, December 22, 2019
12:00 pm–8:05 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2019-12-22 12:00:00 2019-12-22 20:05:00 Satantango 12/22/2019 12:00 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Directed by Béla Tarr (Hungary, 1994, 450 min.). Digital.

Adapted from a novel by László Krasznahorkai, Bela Tarr’s masterpiece, Satantango, is a truly unique experience contained in one episodic film. Inhabitants of a small village in Hungary are suffering through the effects of the fall of Communism. The town’s major source of revenue, a factory, has closed, and the locals, including a doctor (Putyi Horváth) and three couples, await a cash payment offered in the wake of the shuttering. Irimias (Mihály Vig), a villager thought to be dead, returns and, unbeknownst to the locals, is a police informant. In a scheme, he persuades the villagers to form a commune with him.

Sumptuous cinematography combined with a subtle yet intentionally escalating rhythm creates an atmosphere where time quietly dissolves unnoticed, offering an opportunity for reflection and meaning in an otherwise hustle-and-bustle world. Satantango is considered one of the greatest films of all time.

Screenings include two 15 minute intermissions.

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Wheelchair accessible

With English subtitles

Past Dates and Times

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Saturday, December 21, 2019


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