Austria’s Official Foreign Language Film Oscar® Submission
France, Austria, Germany, 107 min., 2017, French/English with English subtitles.
Writer-Director: Michael Haneke, Producers: Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Director of Photography: Christian Berger, Editor: Monika Willi, Production Designer: Olivier Radot, Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowski, Laura Verlinden, Aurelia Petit, Toby Jones.
The Laurent family has issues. Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant), the aging patriarch of the wealthy Callais clan, is more interested in exiting this world than enjoying it. Anne (Isabelle Huppert) has a repellent adult son to deal with, and Thomas (Mathieu Kassovitz) is having a graphic online affair. The match to this tinderbox of dysfunction is adolescent Eve, who moves in after her mother’s apparent suicide attempt, and in true Michael Haneke fashion is one unsettling teen. The Austrian auteur returns with his latest masterwork HAPPY END, bringing together his career-long fascinations with bourgeois guilt, surveillance, sins of the past and death of the most chilling degree, all into a cocktail of dread that is best served cold and clinical. Did we mention the Sia karaoke scene?
(Source: AFI – Beth Hanna)
Presented with the cooperation of the Goethe-Institut
was born in Munich and grew up in Austria. THE SEVENTH CONTINENT, his first theatrical feature, premiered in 1989. His other features include BENNY'S VIDEO (1992), FUNNY GAMES (1997) and CACHÉ (2005). THE WHITE RIBBON (2009) and Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® winner AMOUR (2012) both played AFI FEST.
will screen at the following times
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM in Chinese 1
Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 12:30 PM in Chinese 6
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES
Level 3 of Hollywood & Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
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A program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST presented by Audi is a celebration of global cinema and today’s Hollywood, an opportunity for master filmmakers and emerging artists to come together with audiences in the movie capital of the world. AFI FEST is the only festival of its stature that is free to the public. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for both Short Film categories for the annual Academy Awards®.