Happy End

Happy End France/Austria (2017) Dir. Michael Haneke In what must be a cruel joke if not a straightforward case of human error, this latest offering from serial provocateur Michael Haneke has been categorised as a “comedy” by the rental service who sent it to me. From the onset there is no indication that this is … Continue reading Happy End

Funny Games

Funny Games Austria (1997) Dir. Michael Haneke Before he became an Oscar nominated darling of the arthouse film fan with such sublime works as Hidden, The White Ribbon and Amour, Michael Haneke was something of an enfant terrible of European cinema with low budget affairs like this psychological shocker, which he later remade for Hollywood … Continue reading Funny Games


Amour (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Artificial Eye) Running Time: 127 min approx Retired octogenarian piano teachers Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) and Georges Laurent (Jean-Louis Trintignant) live a peaceful retirement until Anne one morning suffers a small stroke. When a minor operation goes wrong, Anne is left partially paralysed and wheelchair bound. Shortly after, Anne suffers … Continue reading Amour