HAPPY END - Wednesday 14 March 2018
Directed by Michael Haneke
107 mins Subtitled
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.
“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
Screening now is the amusing Book Club. For times and updates visit Noosa 5's website.
Noosa International Film Festival's program is now on-line with early bird tickets at only $16 each for any regular screening. Don't miss out as limited
tickets are available for feature films TERROR NULLIUS and JILL BILCOCK: DANCING THE INVISIBLE. Visit NIFF'S website here for full details.
For lovers of Hitchcock and his films, there is a fascinating evening of entertainment coming up on Saturday 15 September at 6:30pm Dr John Francis will
talk about the way Hitchcock constructs suspense and manipulates fear and anxiety in his earlier movies Blackmail and Dial M for Murder and then
on to Vertigo and Psycho, Ticketed event. $60 general; $55 for Film Society members. $30 for students. Book on line or at the J box office.
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!
September 24; October 10, 24, 29; November 14, 19, 28; December 12.