A link for those who are so inclined to care.
Indeed, as noted in my Haneke thread ;)
Apparently Haneke will work with Huppert again in his next film, which is great news.
“Michael Haneke is finally settling on his follow-up to the Palme d’Or winning The White Ribbon. Oddly, the film he’ll make is one he’d planned to make, then discarded in favor of another. The Austrian director had been planning to make Ces Deux, aka These Two, but scuttled the idea in February, deciding instead to make a film about the internet. Cue mild surprise and unease on our part.
“But now Mr. Haneke is going back to these two, and he’s got at least two of the actors he’d originally planned to use: Isabelle Huppert, with whom he worked on The Piano Teacher and Time of the Wolf, and Jean-Louis Trintignant.
“The Playlist talked to Isabelle Huppert and got the word directly from her that These Two is back on track. The film is a story said to be about “the humiliation of old age” The actress says of the once-discarded project,
“He went back to it. I’m playing the daughter of my two parents, played by Emmanuelle Riva and Jean Louis Trintignant, set in Paris. It will be shooting in a few months.”
“And what of the director’s film about the internet? For one, we don’t even know much about the film other than the very basic note about the subject matter and a previous announcement that it would shoot in locations around the globe, including Japan and the US.”
I haven’t been around in a while and I apologize for not doing more research.
I’m excited nonetheless.
Same here. Haneke does what he does, and it’s always interesting.
Especially with Huppert.
We never had a theatrical release of The white ribbon here in Mexico, and I’m certainly not willing to pay for the imported DVD which costs about $40 USD, but I hope These two does get here at least for the festivals.
Trintignant hasn’t made a movie since his daughter was murdered.
Very excited for new Haneke, but I’ll have to see Time of the Wolf before I judge his work with Huppert. He is one of my favorite filmmakers, but I really didn’t care for The Piano Teacher.
please take the money given to Haneke and send it to John Waters to set up a new film
Regards, Dennis B
God is busy masturbating.
That being said….Haneke back with a French cast?
It’s better than him remaking a film for America
of course any project is bad news
“The humiliation of the physical breakdown of the elderly.”
Oh shit, I can’t wait for this. This’ll be special. Two hours plus of loose bowels, dementia and denial. Haneke and misery- perfect together.
After bringing my father with me to see the White Ribbon without really knowing what it was about beforehand, I’ve learned my lesson with Haneke. I’m going to see this one alone.
^ my father would have stomped out.
Yeah, Isabelle Huppert is elderly….
^ It’s much worse when you have seen a family member go through it.
It’s a good match for him.
I’ve seen all Haneke’s films. He is an excellent filmmaker, but he asks people to think, which is a very bad thing to do entertainment-wise. My father doesn’t like that kind of bullshit – if he’s gonna think, he’ll make a buck or win a race.
“^ my father would have stomped out.”
My dad is into some good stuff (he first showed me Cassavetes, Resnais and Herzog when I was 13 / 14 years old, way too young to appreciate what I was watching) so while he was slightly prepared, I don’t think he was aware of just how willing filmmakers have been to push comfort zones over the past 20 years or so. Neither of us said anything to each other for about 3 minutes after the movie ended, until he said “well, that was disturbing.” But he spent a long time reading about the film after we got home so I think he must have enjoyed it. It was still uncomfortable though ha.
Anything new from Haneke sounds interesting. But I didn’t get one thing in that article: “From the screenwriters of Tangled.”
«Tangled», the Disney one? Is this true, or an orthographic error or something?
What is Haneke’s next film about, anyway?
Haneke is superb… yeah. _
That’s pretty cool… my father is obviously from another generation.