Michael Haneke is not known for light-heartedness. The Austrian filmmaker behind Funny Games, Caché, The White Ribbon, and Amour specializes in challenging, often incredibly bleak dramas where all is not right in the world. So when Haneke’s...Show More Summary
Last week, we discovered the pure joy that is knowing that Jane Campion and David Lynch hold hands when in each other’s presence. Now I am proud to report that Cannes produced another unlikely set of hand-holders: Isabelle Huppert and her four-time collaborator Michael Haneke (Amour, The Piano Teacher). “We ... More »
Teaming for the fourth time, Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert and Oscar winner Michael Haneke are back at the Cannes Film Festival where it all started. That was back in 2001 with The Piano Teacher, for which Haneke took the Grand Jury Prize and Huppert Best Actress. Show More Summary
The Safdie brothers' Good Time is one of a few ironically titled films playing in Cannes this year (devotees of Michael Haneke may not be surprised to hear that his film Happy End has an end but rather skimps on...
God bless whoever introduced Michael Haneke to Snapchat. In Happy End, the notoriously misanthropic director returns to the familiar territory of media-obsessed teens, this time a smartphone-wielding 13-year-old named Eve (Fantine Harduin). In another director’s hands, the predatory framing of the technology could come off as shallowly cautionary, but this ... More »
Legendary filmmaker Michael Haneke and Isabelle Huppert re-team for one of the year's best, already a frontrunner for the Palm d’Or at Cannes.
The Cannes Film Festival continues its exploration of bourgeois guilt and dysfunctional families with deeply disturbing films by Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos and two-time Palme d’Or winner Michael Haneke.
1. "Maria Dragus on 'Graduation' and 'The White Ribbon'": At Indie Outlook, I interview the acclaimed actress about her unforgettable collaborations with Cristian Mungiu and Michael Haneke. “[Indie Outlook:] ‘What makes your performance...Show More Summary
Sofia Coppola, Noah Baumbach, Todd Haynes and Michael Haneke will be among the directors competing for this year’s Palme d’Or.
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
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
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
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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
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.
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
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 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
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
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 »