Werckmeister Harmonies (2000) - Scenes Season
Scenes Season - Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Within a bleak rural Hungarian town rumours abound of a mysterious circus that is due to arrive. There are suggestions of apocalyptic events coinciding with the circus’ performance in neighbouring towns. A young man, Janos witnesses the arrival of the circus and the townspeople’s descent into violence provoked by the appearance of the Prince and the whale.
Based on László Krasznahorkai’s acclaimed novel The Melancholy of Resistance, Werckmeister Harmonies is an enthralling and mesmerising film, quite unlike anything else you have ever seen.
SCENES SEASON AT DEPTFORD CINEMA
Inspired by a project by Caroline Jupp to interview local audiences about their personally significant movie scenes, this season is celebrating a selection of these films from the iconic to the obscure.
Werckmeister Harmonies was chosen by Richard, one of Deptford Cinema’s volunteers, who has been entranced by Béla Tarr’s sublime film, and in particularly its transcendent final scene.
A Scenes publication, featuring the transcribed interviews, will be available to browse and purchase during the Scenes Season from the Deptford Cinema bar.
Doors Open at 7:30PM
Starts at 8:00PM
Deptford Cinema, Lewisham, SE8 4PQ