Gotham-based distributor the Cinema Guild has picked up U.S. rights to Bela Tarr’s latest, “The Turin Horse,” for theatrical release this winter.
Pic, based on the apocryphal story of Friedrich Nietzsche’s reaction to seeing a horse beaten by a carriage driver on the street, bowed in February at the Berlin Film Festival, where the movie won the Jury Grand Prix — Silver Bear.
Hungarian filmmaker Tarr (“Satantango,” “Damnation,” “Werckmeister Harmonies”) has said “Turin Horse” will be his final film.
U.S. distribution deal was pacted by the Cinema Guild’s Ryan Krivoshey with Films Boutique’s Jean-Christophe Simon. Film joins a Cinema Guild slate that also includes Romanian pic “Aurora” and docs “The Interuptors” and “The Woman With Five Elephants.”