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Monday, November 20

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(1989) Haneke made his feature directorial debut with this film, based on a newspaper article he read, following a middle-class family – Georg, his wife Anna and their daughter Eva – and their sinister plans over the course of three years. 35mm print courtesy of Janus Films.


“His first masterpiece.”
– Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

“Chilling and utterly brilliant…(its) final, excoriating sequence is frankly sufficient on its own to justify the ‘genius’ tag. Like all his films, it shows remarkable compositional rigour and technique.”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (UK)