Michael Haneke

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FAMILY TOGETHERNESS REVISITED: FUNNY GAMES U.S.

By Claudia Siefen-Leitich

The first scene also remains the strongest: the small family (mum, dad, son and dog) drives in the family car towards the holiday home in Long Island. The car offers safety, is hermetically sealed, no sound from the outside world penetrates the vehicle, which literally pours itself into the landscape at high speed and routinely moves towards its destination. The sun glitters through the windows and Mama pushes a punk CD into the system.

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CANNES 2017: HAPPY END BY MICHAEL HANEKE

By Mónica Delgado

Beyond this social scan that Haneke deems as absolutely necessary, such in films like Funny Games of Caché, his film dwells better in the passages that talk about a unhealthy family side, incarnated in the figure of the child, a kind of proto-psychopath, marked with Haneke’s undertones all over

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PANORAMA: AMOUR BY MICHAEL HANEKE

By Catherine  Jessica Beed

It is stark honesty, masterful structural precision and the unflinching portrayal of the horror of humanity that make Haneke’s films such astonishing portraits of us as humans. In confronting the traumas of reality we enter a dialogue in which we ask questions of ourselves, one of those questions may be about how our lives affect others and what we must do in order to protect those things that remain important to us.

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