Hungarian film director Béla Tarr is one of the most outstanding filmmakers of modern cinema. His magnum opus Sátántangó is considered by many critics among the most important works in film history. Tarr has a longstanding and profound relationship with Berlin: many of his films have been shown and premiered here, including ‘The Turin Horse’ (2011), his last feature film to date. In 1989/1990 Tarr spent several months in Berlin as a scholarship holder of the DAAD’s Berlin Artists-in-Residence programme. Between 1990 and 2011 he was professor at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin.

Sátántangó has been justly lauded by critics and audiences as a masterpiece and inspired none other than Susan Sontag to proclaim that she would be “glad to see it every year for the rest of [her] life”. Sátántangó is being restored in 4K from the original 35mm camera negative by Arbelos in collaboration with The Hungarian Filmlab. We will present the magnum opus of one of the most important directors of auteur Cinema, with a live reimagination of the original musical score, in the dystopian halls of an iconic Berlin club. More to follow soon:

“[Béla Tarr is] one of cinema’s most adventurous artists, and his films, like Sátántangó and The Turin Horse are truly experiences that you absorb, and that keep developing in the mind.” – Martin Scorsese

Satantango is a project by Digital in Berlin. Curated by Michael Rosen and funded by Capital Cultural Fund / Hauptstadtkulturfonds (HKF).