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Close-Up on Michael Haneke

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Hidden

Michael Haneke France, 2005

Michael Haneke was at his peak with this 21st century masterpiece starring Juliette Binoche. Exploring personal and societal guilt, Hidden is a tense, unsettling, impeccably crafted mystery that builds and builds—and still catches you unprepared.

The White Ribbon

Michael Haneke Germany, 2009

Tracing the genesis of a fascist ideology as it develops and swiftly proliferates in a small community, Michael Haneke’s riveting Palme d’Or winner is a prescient, perhaps timeless parable. A compelling drama, conveyed in stark black-and-white cinematography, co-written with Jean-Claude Carrière.

Time of the Wolf

Michael Haneke Austria, 2003

To continue our focus on the Austrian director, we are thrilled to present the most divisive film from one of the most divisive filmmaker. Time of the Wolf expands Michael Haneke’s reach into post-apocalyptic territory for a sci-fi-tinged drama as tense and provocative as anything he’s done.

The Castle

Michael Haneke Germany, 1997

Our selective retrospective on Michael Haneke continues with his faithful adaptation of Franz Kafka’s unfinished novel The Castle, a writer that could be associated with all of his filmography. A wintry disquiet pervades this enigmatic and erotic tale of bureaucratic angst.

Funny Games

Michael Haneke Austria, 1997

Michael Haneke’s cult horror film is a shocking and diabolical game—one played by both the characters, the director, and the viewer—that picks apart the genre at the same time it terrifies the audience. This controversial thriller is the third in our series on the Austrian filmmaker.

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

Michael Haneke Austria, 1994

Our Michael Haneke focus continues with the last part of his austere and deranging trilogy, culminating here in a supreme act of violence, in which reasons are only slightly suggested. A piercing critique of the alienating effects of western society and the overpowering influence of the media.

Benny's Video

Michael Haneke Austria, 1992

In what we may call a transitional work from Michael Haneke, the Austrian provocateur introduces several themes that will prove central to his career: video, surveillance, and the viewer’s own implicit role in the perpetuation of violent imagery. Featuring Funny Games’s Arno Frisch!

The Seventh Continent

Michael Haneke Austria, 1989

Michael Haneke turned heads right from the start with this assured and intelligent debut, which established a vision that is simultaneously bleak and impossible to ignore. As Haneke himself said, the film is about what happens every day. The fourth in our series on the Austrian master.

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