Bela Tarr’s THE TURIN HORSE Selected for Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival


Minneapolis, MN (September 1, 2011) – Werc Werk Works, the independent production and finance company helmed by CEO Elizabeth Redleaf, announced today that their production, “THE TURIN HORSE” (A torinói ló) has been selected for the 36th Toronto International Film Festival as well as the 49th New York Film Festival this fall.

Directed by Béla Tarr and written by Tarr and László Krasznahorkai, the film stars János Derzsi, Erika Bók and Mihály Kormos. THE TURIN HORSE received its World Premiere at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear. THE TURIN HORSE is inspired by the true story of 19th Century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche protecting a horse from abuse. The film details the lives of the horse’s coachman, his daughter and the horse itself. Béla Tarr was born in Pécs, Hungary, and grew up in Budapest. In 2005, he was awarded the France Culture award at the Cannes Film festival. His films include Damnation (87), Sátántangó (94), Werckmeister Harmonies (00), The Man from London (07) and The Turin Horse (11). THE TURIN HORSE will screen in Toronto on Thursday, September 15 at 9:30PM, Friday, September 16 at 6:15PM and Sunday September 18 at 12:30PM, and in New York on Sunday, October 9 at 2:30PM.

About Werc Werk Works Werc Werk Works is an independent film production and finance company founded by Elizabeth Redleaf and Christine Kunewa Walker. Launched in August 2008 and based in Minnesota, the company is dedicated to the production and financing of high caliber, story-driven films with wide appeal. In addition to “The Turin Horse,” Werc Werk Works’ productions include the upcoming “Darling Companion,” written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest and Elisabeth Moss; “Thin Ice,” starring Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin and Billy Crudup; “HOWL” written and directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman and starring James Franco as Allen Ginsberg; and “Life During Wartime,” written and directed by Todd Solondz.