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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Werckmeister Harmoniak

Fortnight 2000, Feature film, 2h25

Synopsis

The land is prey to unrest, gangs wander the streets of the capital, a catastrophe of terrifying proportions is imminent. Valuskha, a sometime postal worker and visionary, advocates a dogged utopia: he continues to go into raptures over the miracle of creation in his battle with obscurantism.

Director

Béla Tarr

He was born in Hungary. He graduated at the Hungarian Academy of Theater and Film in Budapest. He worked for MAFILM. He was a member the board of Studio Béla Balazs for young directors. He gave lectures at the Filmakademie in Berlin. He is member of the European Academy of Film.

Hanna Schygulla
Lars Rudolph
Peter Fitz

Screenplay
László Krasznahorkai & Béla Tarr, d’après “Melancholy of the Resistance” de László Krasznahorkai

Image
Gàbor Medvigy

Sound
György Kovàcs

Editing
Agnes Hranitzky

Music
Mihàly Vig

production : Miklos Szita & Franz Goëss, Goëss Film, Airtime International Media, Róna u. 174, 1145 Budapest, Hongrie, Tél.: (36 1) 252 11 68, Fax : (36 1) 383 59 29, E-mail : gofilm@mail.datanet.hu von Vietinghoff Filmproduktion – 13 Production – Cotta Media vente à l’étranger : von Vietinghoff & Cotta Media, Suarezstrasse 43, 14057 Berlin, Allemagne, Tél. : (49 30) 891 6611, Fax : (49 30) 235 53030 presse : Thierry Lenouvel, Tél. : 33 (0)1 47 70 29 72, Fax : 33 (0)1 47 70 29 73

Title in Original Version : Werckmeister Harmonies