Saturday, November 18
(1997) An affluent couple and their child arrive at their lakeside vacation home. Settling into their holiday routine, the family is visited by a pair of clean-cut young men in tennis whites, who inexplicably turn ruthless and brutal. Then Haneke, playing his own games with the audience as voyeur, radically shifts the narrative’s perspective. Austria’s first Cannes competition entry in 35 years. 35mm print courtesy of Janus Films.
“A brilliant tour de force, an analysis of how offscreen violence can be at least as disturbing as that graphically depicted.”
– Nick James, Sight & Sound
“Brilliant, radical, provocative. It’s a masterpiece.”
– Geoff Andrew, Time Out (UK)