Right at the close of last year, fans of Michael Haneke received some great news: the director was finally moving forward with his next film. It was revealed he was reteaming with Isabelle Huppert (“Amour,” “Time Of The Wolf,” “The Piano Teacher“) and Jean-Louis Trintignant (“Amour”) for a project called “Happy End,” one that would contain story elements about the refugee crisis in Europe. And now, as the film hits the European Film Market, some new details have arrived.
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Screen Daily reveals that central focus of the movie will be on a bourgeois, European family, who don’t take notice of the bigger world around them, with the refugee elements just being one aspect of the storyline. Perhaps Haneke is putting the 1% in his sights with this film? It’ll be interesting to see.
Filming is slated to begin in northern France, this summer, with Calais previously being reported as the shooting location. You can probably put this down as a lock for Cannes 2017.