The Hungarian-language Turin Horse is about a nineteenth century farmer, his daughter and the stubborn horse that featured in a famous incident involving philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Tarr directed and co-wrote the script with Laszló Krasznahorkai. Gábor Téni, Marie-Pierre Macia, Juliette Lepoutre, Ruth Waldburger and Martin Hagemann produced.
Tarr, whose previous films have included Sátántangó, Werckmeister Harmonies and The Man from London, has said The Turin Horse will be his last film.
The deal was negotiated by Ryan Krivoshey of The Cinema Guild with Jean-Christophe Simon of Films Boutique.