AFC Austrian Films
1070 Vienna, Austria
tel.: +43 1 526 33 23
fax: +43 1 526 68 01
"All around us, the world, and we, in its midst, blind.” A snapshot from the life of a bourgeois European family.
|Key cast:||Jean-Luis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Fantine Harduin, Mathieu Kassovitz|
|Producers:||Michael Katz, Veit Heiduschka, Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt|
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HAPPY END at the 70th Cannes Festival
Double Palme d’or winner Michael Haneke is back at the Cannes festival presenting HAPPY END – a snapshot from the life of a bourgeois family – with Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert and Mathieu Kassovitz in competition. WESTERN by German filmmaker Valeska Grisebach, co-produced by coop99 filmproduktion, is part of this year’s Un Certain Regard selection.
«All my films are emotional.»
It is only in a momentary depiction of three generations of bourgeois existence that Michael Haneke allows us to become aware, in his new film HAPPY END, which certainties are likely to slip away, which values to sink beneath the surface. Even when employing the transience of youthful chat media, the filmmaker succeeds in generating lasting unease about ourselves – and within ourselves.