With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast yesterday afternoon and through last night, many found themselves hunkered indoors, quickly working through everything they had in their Netflix queue. With cleaning up and much rebuilding still to be done, many still remain housebound. So, looking for something to pass another hour or so? Well, arthouse fans, here’s a bit of treat.
The 2005 documentary “24 Realities Per Second” has made its way online, giving Michael Haneke fans a closer look at the filmmaker in action. Directed by Nina Kusturica (yes, a distant relative of Emir Kusturica) and Eva Testor, the one-hour movie tracks Haneke across two-and-a-half years, from locations to press interviews to editing sessions and more. There is not much in the way of context for newcomers to his work, but for those who are already fans, this is rare chance to spend some personal face time with the helmer, though he still remains somewhat cryptic and enigmatic.
Give it a spin below, and if anything, it’s nice prep for his latest, “Amour,” before it lands later this year. [Moviesss]