The Turin Horse

Hungarian maestro Béla Tarr has a cult following among arthouse fans who can’t get enough of his long, slow camera movements.

Comprising only 30 shots, his latest depicts the grindingly repetitive lives of an elderly man and his daughter in their godforsaken homestead.

As a ferocious wind roars outside and their steed refuses to pull its cart, there’s a creeping sense that the end of days is approaching.

Tarr risks self-parody with recurring scenes of the pair tucking into scalding potatoes, but if you’ve got the stomach for it this is an intoxicating vision of life at the end of its tether.

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