Ciné club

On the occasion of CERN’s 60th anniversary the CERN CinéClub will be showing films from all CERN member states.

Thursday 25 September 2014 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

The Turin Horse

Directed by Béla Tarr
Hungary, 2011, 146 minutes

1889. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche witnessed the whipping of a horse while traveling in Turin, Italy. He tossed his arms around the horse's neck to protect it, then collapsed to the ground. In less than one month, Nietzsche would be diagnosed with a serious mental illness that would make him bed-ridden and speechless for the next eleven years until his death. But whatever did happen to the horse? This film, which is Tarr's last, follows up this question in a fictionalized story of what occurred. The man who whipped the horse is a rural farmer who makes his living taking on carting jobs into the city with his horse-drawn cart. The horse is old and in very poor health, but does its best to obey its master's commands. The farmer and his daughter must come to the understanding that it will be unable to go on sustaining their livelihoods. The dying of the horse is the foundation of this tragic tale.

Original version Hungarian; English subtitles


Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

Brides (Nyfes)

Directed by Pantelis Voulgaris
Greece, 2004, 128 minutes

In 1922, with the Greco-Turkish War and the Russian Civil War, the women from these countries find husbands in the United States through correspondence with immigrants. The bride Eleni returns from the United States to Samothrace, Greece, since she has not adapted to life in America. Her sister Nikki is assigned as her replacement and travels aboard the SS King Alexander to New York to marry the Greek immigrant Prodromos in Chicago. Nikki works hard sewing along the trip for the passengers and crew. She becomes a leader of the brides and discovers the scheme of the crook Karabulat from Georgia with the Russian brides. She also falls in love with the American photographer Norman. But Nikki is committed with Prodromos and she knows the consequences for her family in Samothrace if she runs away with Norman.

Original version Greek / English / Russian / Turkish / Italian; English subtitles

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