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MBC Interactive Archive Project: Sátántangó

Directed by: Béla Tarr | 1994 | 7h 20m | Unrated | In Hungarian w/ English subtitles

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O Cinema South Beach

1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach (786) 471-3269

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• Adults – $14.00
• Older Adults (62+ years old w/ valid ID) – $13.00
• Students & Teachers (w/ valid ID) – $13.00
• O Cinema Members – $12.00
• MBFS Members – $11.00
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With the Support Of

MBC Interactive Archive Project
“Cinephile’s Choice”
SÁTÁNTANGÓ
(Presented by the Miami Beach Film Society)

One of the greatest achievements in recent art house cinema and a seminal work of “slow cinema,” SÁTÁNTANGÓ follows members of a small, defunct agricultural collective living in a post-apocalyptic landscape after the fall of Communism who, on the heels of a large financial windfall, set out to leave their village.

As a few of the villagers secretly conspire to take off with all of the earnings for themselves, a mysterious character, long thought dead, returns to the village, altering the course of everyone’s lives forever.

Shot in stunning black-and-white by Gábor Medvigy and filled with exquisitely composed and lyrical long takes, SÁTÁNTANGÓ unfolds in twelve distinct movements, alternating forwards and backwards in time, echoing the structure of a tango dance. Tarr’s vision, aided by longtime partner and collaborator Ágnes Hranitzky, is enthralling and his portrayal of a rural Hungary beset by boozy dance parties, treachery, and near-perpetual rainfall is both transfixing and uncompromising. 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”.

This is a rare opportunity to see this masterpiece in a theatrical setting, how it was intended to be seen.
PLEASE NOTE THIS FILM HAS A RUNTIME OF 7 HOURS 20 MINUTES
Presented with two 15 minute intermissions.

“At seven hours, Bela Tarr’s 1994 Satantango is one of those unusual works of contemporary art that demand from the audience a concentrated commitment — the luxury of time.”
– NEW YORK TIMES

“The marathon Satan’s Tango is a magnum opus to end all magna opera, a dark, funny, apocalyptic allegory of the Hungarian psyche that stimulates, irritates, soothes and startles with blinding strokes of genius in equal turn.”
– VARIETY

“One of the great, largely unseeable movies of the last dozen years.”
– VILLAGE VOICE