THEATER 2 Fri, Sep 8 6:30 PM
THEATER 2 Sat, Sep 9 12:30 PM
THEATER 2 Sat, Sep 9 3:30 PM
THEATER 2 Sat, Sep 9 6:30 PM
THEATER 2 Sun, Sep 10 12:30 PM
THEATER 2 Sun, Sep 10 3:30 PM
THEATER 2 Mon, Sep 11 6:30 PM
THEATER 2 Tue, Sep 12 6:30 PM
THEATER 2 Wed, Sep 13 6:30 PM
THEATER 2 Thu, Sep 14 6:30 PM
THEATER 1 Mon, Sep 18 8:00 PM
THEATER 1 Thu, Sep 21 8:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2001
Production Country:France
Original Language:Hungarian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Béla Tarr
Ágnes Hranitzky
Cast:Lars Rudolph
Peter Fitz
Hanna Schygulla
Alfréd Járai
Gyula Pauer
Screenwriter:László Krasznahorkai


One of the major achievements of 21st-century cinema thus far, this mesmeric parable of societal collapse is an enigma of transcendent visual, philosophical, and mystical resonance. Adapted from a novel by the celebrated writer and frequent Tarr collaborator László Krasznahorkai, WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES unfolds in an unknown era in an unnamed village, where, one day, a mysterious circus—complete with an enormous stuffed whale and a shadowy, demagogue-like figure known as the Prince—arrives and appears to awaken a kind of madness in the citizens, which builds inexorably toward violence and destruction. In 39 of his signature long takes, engraved in ghostly black and white, Tarr conjures an apocalyptic vision of dreamlike dread and fathomless beauty. (Janus) Film Center exclusive.