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Happy End

Drama

HAPPY END - Wednesday 14 March 2018 

Directed by Michael Haneke
France/Austria/Germany Drama
107 mins Subtitled
M

 

Gradually succumbing to dementia, George Laurent, the octogenarian patriarch of the Laurents, an affluent upper-bourgeois family, is uncomfortably sharing his palatial manor in Calais, the heart of the infamous migrant jungle, with his twice-married son, Thomas, and Anne, his workaholic daughter who has taken over the family construction business. Divorced and frigid, Anne has to handle the impact of a disastrous workplace accident caused by her disappointing son Pierre's negligence, while at the same time, the urgent hospitalisation of Thomas' ex-wife from a mysterious poisoning, leads his sulky 13-year-old daughter, Ève, to live with her father and his new wife, Anais.

Undoubtedly, in this family, everyone has a skeleton in the closet, and as the fates of the Laurents enmesh with insistent and ignoble desires, a peculiar and disturbing alliance will form. But in the end, some secrets are bigger than others.

Austria's submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 90th Annual Academy Awards.

Reviews:

“Haneke’s modus operandi is to withhold information from the audience for as long as possible, forcing us to do our own investigative work. His admirers will no doubt rise to the challenge and should be amply rewarded”. – David Stratton, The Australian.

“The more you know his work, the more you'll enjoy this one, because the more you'll get the inside jokes. The opening shot is brilliantly witty, but it's downright piquant if you've seen Caché. “ C.J.Johnson ABC Radio

“If you think the title is anything but a grim joke, you don't know Haneke”.- Peter Howell, Toronto Star

Upcoming Events & Info

THE BLUE LAGOON - Retro Charity Screening

Enjoy a night of romance, retro and Christopher Atkins!

You're invited to join Christopher Atkins in this special screening of The Blue Lagoon, one of the most iconic movies of the 80's, to raise much needed funds to help Coast Care volunteers care and preserve our natural environment. Screening at Noosa 5 Cinemas on Monday 9 July at 6:00pm. Further opportunities to donate include a charity auction with your chance to win a dinner with Chris in Noosa on the following night, July 10.

Your ticket to paradise includes a welcome cocktail on arrival, movie screening and Q&A session with Chris. Drinks and refreshments will be available for purchase from our pop-up Eddie Cheeba's bar. Tickets are $25 plus booking fee. Book here.

Noosa 5

Don't miss The Bookshop and Tea with the Dames, now on at Noosa 5. Check the website for all details. If you missed Gurrumul, Noosa 5 will be screening this film for a limited time from Thursday 21 June.

Collect your new membership card!

Your new photo ID cards can be collected at any NFS screening.  If you haven't sent in a photo, please email your photo to marketing@noosafilmsoc.org  Membership cards must be presented at the door at all NFS screenings so don't leave your card at home.

SCREENING TIMES

Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:15pm.  Monday screening time is 6:30pm only.  Please give yourself plenty of time to park and buy your choc tops!

Diarise these Dates for 2018

 June 27; July 16, 25; August 8, 13, 22, 27 September 12, 24; October 10, 24, 29; November 14, 19, 28; December 12.