Satantango ★★★★★

I saw the new 4K restoration at The Belcourt in Nashville...

Holy shit.

A singular film-going experience unlike any other. I am so thankful to have been able to see such a rare screening as this. There is simply nothing like experiencing films projected on a massive screen in a dark room surrounded by a bunch of other people. Adding a seven-hour masterwork to the equation turned it into a truly sacred space.

It’s honestly very hard to describe my feelings with this film. It’s length and pacing are obviously very challenging but the simplicity and timelessness of its story make it very approachable. I think the magic of Satantango is that it allows the viewer to make of it whatever she/he will. Depending on how you approach it, it can be gratingly futile or uncannily profound.

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