Clip: Werckmeister Harmonies

By Next Projection

The opening sequence in Bela Tarr’s Werckmeister Harmonies is a miracle in filmmaking. If you’ve never seen the film or the scene in particular, take ten minutes out of your day to watch Bela Tarr at his very best! ‘Everything that lives is still. Are the hills going to march off? Will heaven fall upon us…?’

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  • Baron Ronan Doyle

    The second greatest scene I’ve ever seen in cinema, only outdone by the hospital scene from later in this same film.

  • Christopher Misch

    That’s a fantastic sequence as well. Werckmeister Harmonies is filled with them.