Keswick Film Club - The Man From London

Sunday 1st March 5:00 PM

The Man From London (A Londoni férfi)

Director: Béla Tarr Country: Hungary/Fr/Germ
Cert: 12 Year: 2007 Length: 139 mins Language: Hungarian
The Man From London

Programme Notes

Cinema Handout (PDF 172KB)

Audience Reaction

Score: 51.61% Attendance: 97

Reviews

Links

  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database

Synopsis

Adapted from a little-known novel by Georges Simenon (creator of Maigret), Béla Tarr’s first film since Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) has resembled in its slow evolution the long takes for which the auteur is famous. After one of these, a long, slow pan up the prow of a ship at night, we see Maloin, a switchman at a railway station situated by a ferry harbour, watching the arrival of the last ferry, perched in his control room on high, from where he can see the whole bay. What ensues depicts the moral restlessness that grips a man after witnessing a shocking event. Spot Tilda Swinton in the role of his wife, and be prepared to let Tarr’s vision, his eerie music and prowling camera wash over you…

Palme d’Or nominated, Cannes 2007.

Critics

open_quote This is pure cinema. Pure Tarr... a film of bitter and constant dark beauty. close_quote KEVYN KNOX, THE CINEMATHEQUE



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