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Michael Haneke

'The Shawati' Interviews': Emirati Filmmaker Khalid Al Mahmood

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Cinema in the Gulf, the Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and all the surrounding countries that make up this region, is here to stay. But more importantly, it's here to develop, mature, expand and one day, overtake all other world industries.

On the BorderLine at Karlovy Vary

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.07.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a temporarily rainy early evening, late in the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic and the partners of New York-based BorderLine Films -- Josh Mond, Antonio Campos and Sean Durkin -- are gathered in the lobby bar of the Grand Hotel Pupp.

Why Amour Deserved to Win the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

Anis Shivani | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Anis Shivani

This is a film of slant lights and gray finickiness that always recalls, in every slight gesture, both the inconclusive happy world outside and that of the youthful past, even as it threatens every moment to erupt into absolute darkness and hostility.

Why Michael Haneke's Amour Is Not a Depressing Movie

Jordan Mainzer | Posted 04.23.2013 | Arts
Jordan Mainzer

Michael Haneke's Amour, a French-language film nominated for five Oscars, chronicles an aging French couple struggling with the wife's slew of physical and mental health problems.

Who Will Win Best Director?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment

Oscar season kicked off in January of 2012 when "Beasts of the Southern Wild" wowed audiences at the Sundance Film Festival. Thirteen months later, "B...

"Amour": A Different Perspective on a Brilliant, Haunting Film

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
SaraKay Smullens

Since the beginning of the new year, I have heard again and again about the new work of Austrian film maker Michael Haneke, whose signature works includes "Funny Game," "The White Ribbon," and "Cache."

Movie Review: Lore

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Shortland's film has an occasionally detached, whispery quality, as the camera focuses on the nature around Lore and her group. These Malick-like moments take us out of the story, for better or worse, depending on your point of view.

Amour: No Love For Ageism

Susan Y. Chi | Posted 03.24.2013 | Entertainment
Susan Y. Chi

Perhaps the tension between compassion and brutality in Amour is born from the entanglement of invading physical illness with ageism (the effect is even more terrifying if it were completely unintended).

17 Best Fake Michael Haneke Tweets

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.18.2013 | Entertainment

Michael Haneke is the Oscar-nominated director behind Best Picture nominee "Amour." He's also the focal point of the best parody Twitter account of aw...

Foreign Film Crashes Oscars

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.12.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON — Hollywood's movie elite sent their love to "Amour" on Thursday, giving director Michael Haneke's searing portrait of old age five Acade...

Popcorn Preview: Amour

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Amour (2012) Cast includes: Jean-Louis Trintignant (Three Colors: Red), Emmanuella Riva (Hiroshima, mon amour), Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teac...

Hollywood in Dubai: Stars Auction Clothes off Their Backs for Oxfam & Dubai Cares

Ariston Anderson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

This year's expertly-run festival gave the indies room to breathe, focusing on the massive treasure trove of new talent from the Middle East, Africa, and beyond. Of course it wouldn't be Dubai without some outrageous parties.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Michael Haneke on Amour

Dan Persons | Posted 02.18.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Amour is not the most gripping, devastating, insightful film you'll see this year. It may be the most gripping, devastating, insightful film you'll see ever.

BFF Oscar-Nominee Amour Opens Today in New York, Los Angeles

Michael Vazquez | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Simply put, Michael Haneke's Amour is an instant, harrowing classic about one of the most important issues of our time.

Movie Review: Amour

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Clinical and self-contained, Amour still achieves an emotional level that probably would dismay the dispassionate Haneke.

NYFF50 Screens 2013 Oscar Nominee Amour

Michael Vazquez | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

The instances in which she must lean on him depict a heroic dance of coupledom -- burdensome though it may be. There are several such scenes and they are dually painful and beautiful.

The Body: Double Feature

Kevin Sessums | Posted 12.02.2012 | Entertainment
Kevin Sessums

I went to back-to-back screenings on Monday night in New York City that combined to make a very interesting double feature, each playing off the other in moving and intricate ways.

New York Film Festival Line-Up Announced

Posted 08.16.2012 | Entertainment

The 2012 New York Film Festival announced its main slate of movies Thursday. The 32 movies draw from a healthy mix of big named directors and indie fa...

Cannes, Prague and the Future of Europe

Michael Hodin | Posted 08.06.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As Europe struggles to figure out its finances, events in Prague and Cannes are showing that aging may be Europe's best untapped social and economic resource.

And The Top Cannes Award Goes To ...

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.27.2012 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival rewarded one of its favorite directors Sunday, as Michael Haneke won the top prize for a second time w...

Cannes 2012: Michael Haneke's 'Love' Sweeps Audience Away

Karin Badt | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The film -- as the title suggests -- is a testimony to love. It is one of my favorite films at the festival -- and clearly a great hit with the public.

Cannes: The Home Edition

John Lopez | Posted 07.17.2012 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

Behold: the cerulean sparkle of the Cote d'Azur, the endless waft of chain-smoked Gitanes over the Croisette, the private yachts. Cannes. And its megaton line-up has arched the eyebrow of even the most indifferent cineastes this year.

HuffPost Review: Kidnapped

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's dramatic movie violence -- and then there's sadistic, nihilistic movie violence. If you've got a taste for the latter, Kidnapped should be right up your alley.

Cannes 2011 Day Five: Can Cannes Handle A Truly Fun Film? "The Artist" Debuts

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.15.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Okay, one more day until Malick's The Tree Of Life. Should this really be seen as the only hope for the fest? I've already seen several movies that we...

On the Culture Front: Beowulf at Joe's Pub, The Housemaid, and the New York International Fringe Festival

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage is the kind of piece that's ripe for a cult following, so it'd be great to see it land a residency somewhere in the city.