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‘Elle’s Isabelle Huppert On “Depth And Integrity” Found In Paul Verhoeven’s Potentially Controversial Film

Acting in films since her teens, Isabelle Huppert is one of France's most established talents, and shows no signs of slowing down. Almost unbelievably, for the muse of Michael Haneke and the late Claude Chabrol, this is the first time she has been nominated for an Oscar. Show More Summary

Emmanuelle Riva obituary

Actor celebrated for her intellectual performances who achieved early success in Hiroshima Mon Amour For her brave, unsentimental performance as an elderly woman agonisingly declining physically and mentally in Michael Haneke’s Amour (2012), Emmanuelle Riva, who has died aged 89, became the oldest best actress Oscar nominee ever, at 85. Show More Summary

Emmanuelle Riva, French icon who starred in Amour, dies aged 89

Star of Hiroshima mon amour and Thérèse Desqueyroux, who won late acclaim and an Oscar nomination for her role in Michael Haneke’s 2012 film Amour, has died Emmaunelle Riva, the French actor whose 60 year career came to a triumphant climax with her Oscar nomination for Michael Haneke’s Amour, has died. Show More Summary

Michael Haneke’s Happy End Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics

5 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

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Michael Haneke & Sony Classics Back In Business With ‘Happy End’

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American and Latin American rights to writer-director Michael Haneke’s new film Happy End, which features his Amour stars Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant along with Mathieu Kassovitz and Toby Jones. Show More Summary

The Lobster in Brief: Doctor Moreau and B.F. Skinner Captain the Love Boat through Orwell’s Dreams

9 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Like the diabolical spawn of Franz Kafka and Michael Haneke, the Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos sets unfortunate humans loose in mazes of arbitrary, absurd authority and films them with an indifference that borders on cruelty.

‘The Waiting’ Exclusive Clip: James Caan Turns Tables On Tormenters In SXSW Thriller

EXCLUSIVE: Director Kasra Farahani’s upcoming thriller The Waiting comes off like an inversion of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games, or perhaps what might happen if that earlier film were crossed with Gran Torino. Starring James Caan, Logan...Show More Summary

Michael Haneke Will Torment Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant in ‘Happy End’

A year and a half ago, director Michael Haneke was one actor away from rolling cameras on his long-gestating project, Flashmob. And then the whole thing fell apart and the master behind films like Funny Games, The Piano Teacher, Cache, and the Oscar-winning Amour found himself without a new film. Show More Summary

Michael Haneke Enlists ‘Amour’ Stars for (Partially) Refugee Crisis-Themed Film, ‘Happy End’

Michael Haneke is a clinician of human cruelties. The anti-sentimetalist director chillingly highlighted tensions between the the French bourgeoisie and the country’s North African immigrant population — with the oft-denied 1961 Seine River Massacre looming beneath its characters’ interactions — in Caché.  …Read More

Michael Haneke To Reunite ‘Amour’ Stars For Film With Refugee Crisis As Backdrop

Oscar- and Palme d’Or-winning Austrian director Michael Haneke is preparing to shoot his latest film, Happy End, in France’s Calais region next spring. The area, which serves as a ferry port for transport to the UK, has made headlines this year as the refugee crisis has escalated. Show More Summary

Michael Haneke’s Next Film Will Star Isabelle Huppert and Tackle Immigration in France

Director Michael Haneke's next film, Happy Ending, will star Isabelle Huppert and Jean-Louis Trintignant and deal with themes of migration. Both are favorites of the director (they appeared in his last film, Amour, which won Haneke his second Palme d'Or and the Oscar for Best Foreign-Language Film.) Agence France-Presse reports that... More »

Michael Haneke to Make Film With Immigration Theme in Calais Region

The director Michael Haneke plans to shoot his next film in the area of Calais, the site of a refugee camp known as "the jungle."

DVD Review: Code Unknown is the least hectoring film Michael Haneke has ever made

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke likes to put audiences through the wringer. His most notorious film, Funny Games—which he’s made twice, almost identically, in German and English—blames you, the viewer, for continuing to watch as aShow More Summary

Watch This: Michael Haneke’s take on relationships is as lacerating as expected

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: The forthcoming release of Ethan Hawke’s Seymour: An Introduction—and the recent release of the excellent Approaching The Elephant—has us thinking back on other movies about teaching. Show More Summary

Palme Thursday: Amour is a profound love story that only Michael Haneke could tell

Palme Thursday is A.A. Dowd’s monthly examination of a winner of the Palme D’Or, determining how well the film has held up and whether it deserved the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. Amour (2012) When it was announced,...Show More Summary

Film Review: It’s All So Quiet (Dir. Nanouk Leopold )

It's All So Quiet Dir. Nanouk Leopold [Big World Pictures; 2014] by Lorian Long Rating: When Michael Haneke’s Amour came out, I saw it alone in a tiny theater full of white-haired couples who mostly slept through the story of a man watching his wife’s aged body deteriorate post-stroke. Show More Summary

One director's take on "write what you know"

2 years agoArts / Writing : Time to Write

Director Michael Haneke is interviewed in the current issue of Paris Review. This is what he said when asked whether drawing on your own experience and background is good or necessary: "I’ve never seen good results from people trying to...

'Autumn Blood' sheds gratuitous violence

3 years agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Set in a lawless town in the Austrian mountains, the English-language "Autumn Blood" seems at first like something along the lines of "The Sound of Music" as re-imagined by Michael Haneke. But whereas Haneke's films grapple with the blunt force of violence, novice filmmaker Markus Blunder...

A Horrified And Sympathetic Response To Michael Haneke’s The Seventh Continent

So I’ve got a little something in the latest issue of Drunken Boat. If you’ll indulge me in some meta commentary, the origin of this essay is a little interesting (at least to me). I’m a fan of Michael Haneke’s films, and eventually I got to his film The Seventh Continent. Show More Summary

Funny Games

1997/2007Dir. Michael HanekeA middle class family are taken hostage in their holiday home by two young men who force them to play sadistic games for their own amusement. Throughout Funny Games, director Michael Haneke strives to reawaken and stimulate audiences who have become accustomed to stylised cinematic violence and graphic imagery. Show More Summary

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