this is why film cameras should exist

A torinói ló
2011 Béla Tarr

When asked why he makes films, Tarr answered: “One desperately hangs on to the camera, as the only depository of the supposed truth. But what should I shoot when everything is mendacious? Because I hate stories, since stories make people believe that something has happened. However, nothing happens; we are only fleeing from one state into another. As today only states exist – all stories are out-dated, have become inferior common-places, ceased to exist or are dissolved. Thus nothing is left but time. Probably that’s the only true thing – real time: years, days, minutes and seconds. We die either of making films or of not making them. But we cannot get away with it. For our fate can only be corroborated by the films we make.”