Michael Haneke

Film Review: Michael Haneke punishes the self-indulgent in Happy End (France/Germany, 2017)

February 8, 2018

Fans of Michael Haneke and, in particular, his earlier works should take a swift and immediate liking to Happy End and stick with the patient-testing film throughout. It’s a cynical, pointed and rather sharp jab at the hypocrisy, selfishness and tragedy of droll middle-class life; well-made, beautifully acted and painstakingly (sometimes painfully) complex, although the […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Happy End (France, 2017) plays like a greatest hits album for Haneke

June 12, 2017

Michael Haneke is a bit of a misanthrope, isn’t he? Granted, I haven’t seen all of his films, but the few that I have seen seem to have a very critical view on society and human nature. And compared to mainstream fare, he makes films with plenty of space for the audience to contemplate and […]

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