February 10 through March 3
A Cinema of Provocation
presenting the Cinema of Golden Globe Winner / Director of THE WHITE RIBBON
Goethe-Institut Los Angele
5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tickets are $ 5.00
Known to American audiences mainly through the relatively recent successes of FUNNY GAMES (1997) CODE UNKNOWN (2000), THE PIANO TEACHER (2001), and CACHÉ (2005), Michael Haneke has been making films since the mid-1970s. Born in Germany and raised in Austria, Haneke began his career in theater and television. In the late 1980s, he shifted his creative energy to cinema. What emerged is a striking consistency of thematic concerns and a creative vision that transcends the limitations of a given medium. Haneke’s films all deal in one way or another with modern society’s descent into lovelessness, alienation, and lethal coldness that get passed on from one generation to the next and amplified in the process.
His latest THE WHITE RIBBON (DAS WEISSE BAND, 2009) won the GOLDEN GLOBE for BEST FOREIGH LANGUAGE FILM and is Germany’s Entry for the Academy Awards®.
Thursday, February 10 @ 7:00 p.m.
THE NOT SO AMUSING CINEMA OF MICHAEL HANEKE
(Nicht so wahnsinnig lustig - Das Kino des Michael Haneke)
Dir. Alexander Bohr, 2007, 30 min. German with English subtitles, digital
This documentary, produced by 3SAT is a splendid introduction into the world, mind and movies of Michael Haneke.
The Castle (Das Schloß)
Austria 1997, color, 125 min., digital, German with English subtitles, starring Ulrich Mühe, Frank Giering, Felix Eitner
Thursday, February 17 @ 7:00 p.m.
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance
Austria 1994, color, 96 min., digital, German with English subtitles, starring G. Cosmin Urdes, Lukas Kino, Otto Grühandl
Thursday, February 24 @ 7:00 p.m.
Fraeulein: A German Melodrama
Austria/ Germany, 1985, b/w and color, 113 min., digital, German with English subtitles, starring Angelica Domröse, Peter Franke, Lou Castel
Thursday, March 3 @ 7:00 p.m.
The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste)
France 2001, color, 131 min., digital, French with English subtitles, starring Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Magimel, Annie Girardot
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Added by Goethe-Institut on January 21, 2010