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20 July 2018: Damnation

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Tickets: £10 / £8 / £6 Close-Up members
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Damnation
Béla Tarr
1988 | 116 min | B/W | 35mm
Hungarian with English subtitles
Introduced by Christopher Kul-Want

“Tarr made a dramatic stylistic and critical breakthrough with this brooding and visually striking study of desolation and betrayal set in small town Hungary and tracing the cruel love triangle that emerges between a taciturn loner, a nightclub singer and her smuggler husband. The first of five films to date written with novelist László Krasznahorkai and structured around the haunting minimalist music of Mihály Vig, Damnation – with its decaying factories, dingy bars and bleak, expressionistic landscapes – introduced the dark, rainy and irretrievably melancholy realm that is arguably Tarr’s greatest creation.” – Harvard Film Archive


Part of our Jacques Rancière programme

 

Christopher Kul-Want is Course leader of the MRes in Art Theory and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins, and author of Philosophers on Cinema, From Bergson to Badiou, A Critical Reader (Columbia University press, forthcoming).

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