I’d been looking forward to seeing this film for ages, in fact ever since watching Damnation and The Man From London, and I wasn’t disappointed: this was yet another Béla Tarr masterpiece, in his usual inimitable style.
In actual fact this film was slightly more ‘normal’ in style than those others. Although there were very long shots in which very little happened, they weren’t nearly as extreme as what I’ve come to expect from this director. But that’s not to say it was a fast-moving film; everything is relative! For the rest it was very similar to the others: brilliant black and white photography, an excellent score, and an atmosphere which words can’t describe. (more…)