A fascinating film about army cooks and how the everyday needs of thousands of armed stomachs affect the victories and defeats of statesmen. It reveals the field kitchen as a model of a world where food preparation becomes a military strategy. “A hungry soldier doesn’t feel safe,” explains a sausage-wielding Army cook.
Taking as its starting point the story of Friedrich Nietzsche’s 1889 encounter with a peasant beating his horse that marked the beginning of his 10-year descent into madness and silence, Béla Tarr’s The Turin Horse is a film of unparalleled cinematic power. A rare opportunity to experience on a big screen a film that has already been hailed as a contemporary masterwork.