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Michael Haneke

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    Love and Death in the Films of Michael Haneke

    Sadistic? Maybe. Hard to watch? Sometimes. Familial? Definitely, though it may take a bit of work to notice.

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    From Don't-Miss to Mystifying: A Glimpse At The New York Film Festival, Week 1

    The New York Film Festival begins on Friday, with a wealth of choices from the obscure to the high-profile (like the opening night film, Ang Lee’s 3D Life of Pi, not yet press screened as I write this). We can all makes guesses about what might be worth seeing, but here’s a glimpse...

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    Watch: Early Michael Haneke TV Movie 'Lemmings: Part 1' In Full, With English Subtitles

    Before he made his first feature film outing with "The Seventh Continent" in 1989, Michael Haneke logged a considerable amount of time on TV projects. They certainly aren't the easiest efforts to track down, and are likely a fascinating window into the development of the celebrated dir...

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Announced As Austria's Oscar Entry, Plus Details For Alexandre Tharaud's Score

    Director Michael Haneke has never been a director to particularly invite an audience in with his films, even though works such as “Funny Games” and “Cache” reward the invested viewer, but recently it seems Haneke has been lifted to a status that has exuberantly credited his s...

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    Who Got Snubbed? 10 Directors Who Surprisingly Aren't On The Sight & Sound Top 50 Greatest Films List

    So many auteurs, so little time... It's less than 24 hours since the unveiling of Sight & Sound's once-a-decade extensive poll of film critics to find the quote-unquote greatest film of all time, which for the first time ever, saw Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" fall off the top spot and replaced by Al...

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Will Make Your Holiday Season Depressing On December 19th

    Michael Haneke has never exactly been Mr. Happy Fun Time, and while his latest, the Palme d'Or winning "Amour," has been his most widely embraced film to date, make no mistake, it's basically two hours of watching a woman die. So happy holidays, Sony Pictures Classics is bringing i...

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Wins Palme d'Or At Cannes; Cristian Mungiu's 'Beyond The Hills' Other Big Winner At Fest

    On rainy evening in the south of France, Nanni Moretti and rest of the Cannes Film Festival jury gathered at the Lumiere theater for a star-studded ceremony to hand out the awards for this year's fest. And there were some big surprises in store.

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    Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Wins Palme D'Or at 2012 Cannes Film Festival

    Michael Haneke has won his second Palme d'Or in just four years as his new film "Amour" led the winners of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

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    CANNES: The 5 Top Contenders for the Palme D'Or

    The Palme d'Or is unquestionably one of the most prestigious awards a filmmaker can win, but unlike the Oscars, it's nearly impossible to predict. The decision comes down to a jury comprised of eight artists from around the world. This year, they're led by Italian filmmakers Nanni Moretti, the first...

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    CANNES 2012: Michael Haneke's AMOUR (Glenn Heath Jr.'s Take)

    Michael Haneke’s "Amour" dares to address the possibility that nightmares and hopeful dreams can co-exist in the same closed-off cinematic space.

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