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    Happy Birthday Michael Haneke: Watch 4 Of His Best Films for Free Online

    The director turned 72 yesterday. We’re honoring him by offering up four of his films to stream for free on Indiewire’s parent company, SnagFilms. The collection includes his first feature debut, "The Seventh Continent."

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    15 Underseen And Overlooked Dystopian Futures In Film

    It's not easy creating a dystopian future on film. Ask the producers of "Divergent," which opens this week (read our review). Not only do they need to establish a demented future where we live under draconian rules, but they must do so over multiple films. Given that there are several different elem...

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    10 Directors Who Remade Their Own Movies

    This week, the Vince Vaughn vehicle “Delivery Man” hits theaters (our review here). While on the surface it may seem of a type with recent paternity comedies like “The Change-Up” and “The Switch,” it does feature one rogue element (aside from not starring Jason Bateman): it’s a remake of a French-la...

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    How Indie Film Survives In Austria (Even If You Haven't Heard Of It)

    "It may not be the most important film festival in the world, but you have the feeling that if a film is here, it is in good hands."

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    Review: 'Michael H. Profession: Director' Is An Interesting But Never Essential Portrait Of Michael Haneke

    Described memorably as the Minister of Fear by the New York Times some years ago, Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke has been terrorizing audiences and holding them emotionally and psychologically hostage ever since his career began. Fond of rigorous, excruciatingly brutal portraits of human sufferin...

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    Filmmaker Top Ten Lists, from Fassbinder, Haneke and Almodovar to Scorsese, Tarantino and More

    Excerpted are lists from Rainer Maria Fassbinder and Michael Haneke, as well as Pedro Almodovar, whose list offers an interesting counterpart to Fassbinder's. Both he and Almodovar have sought to consider the queer experience via cinephilia, formal style and colorful, socially-conscious melodrama.

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    Tribeca Review: Anti-Biodoc Delves into the Austere World of Michael Haneke: "true beauty is accuracy" (TRAILER)

    You'll get only small fragments of Michael Haneke's biography in "Michael H., Profession Director." Yet you will see how Haneke works. And you'll get a strong dose of how actors feel about the man who forces them to force audiences to confront terrifying emotions.

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    Meet the 2013 Tribeca Filmmakers #48: Yves Montmayeur Explores the Work of Michael Haneke in New Documentary

    Documentary filmmaker, film critic and Cannes press conference moderator Yves Montmayeur explores the work of Austrian auteur Michael Haneke in his latest feature, "Michael H. Profession: Director." Montmayeur, who has made several making-of documentaries for Haneke, gives an intimate look at the th...

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    The Playlist's 20 Most Anticipated Films Of The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

    Running from April 17-28, the 12th incarnation of the Tribeca Film Festival starts this week. It's a festival which has only grown in stature and confidence over the years; those awkward toddler years in which the line up was rather unwieldy and the standard a little haphazard are now just a distant...

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    Tribeca Roundup: Trailers For Michael Haneke Doc & Drug Tale ‘Deep Powder’ Plus New Images From ‘A Case of You’

    It’s that time of year again and the Tribeca Film Festival is just around the corner. Here are a few images and trailers here and there to give us a taste of what is to come from April 17th-28th. True to Tribeca’s characteristic range, we have new images and trailers from a documentary about a highl...

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