Dork Shelf was lucky enough to get a chance to chat with the legendary art house provocateur Michael Haneke when he came to TIFF to premiere Happy End last fall. It was a shockingly playful chat from the Austrian auteur, involving smiles and giggles that we didn’t even know he was capable of.
Anyone anxious to experience some slow burn misery on the big screen this winter needn’t worry. Austrian auteur Michael Haneke is back with the delightfully ironically titled Happy End.
TIFF 2017: Happy End Review.
Signing up for un film de Michael Haneke guarantees that you’ll be shocked and emotionally shattered at some point during a chilly slow burn European think piece. So, it’s not exactly a relaxing night of escapism. Haneke’s latest project Amour might be one of his trickiest films to watch yet in that regard. For large portions of the running time, you’ll actually find yourself becoming deeply emotionally invested and even experiencing moments of genuine warmth. Don’t worry though, that’s all part of his plan.