From the Studio
Set exclusively in an older woman’s crumbling apartment, ALMANAC OF FALL follows the actions of a group of conniving characters who are motivated by money and sex. The woman’s son, her nurse, and several others vie for her money as they quarrel, maneuver, and betray, creating a bitter emotional climate worthy of Strindberg. Master director Bela Tarr, in one of his few films in color, uses inventive camera angles, a constantly moving camera, and a rigid color scheme as a strategy to comment on the characters’ power struggle. Often overlooked by Tarr enthusiasts, ALMANAC OF FALL is an important work by this gifted and original filmmaker which marks a turning point between the social realism of his early career and the distinctive visual style of his later acclaimed films such as DAMNATION, SATANTANGO and WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES.