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
The SC French Film Festival is scheduled from 4 to 6 May with the opening night feature film C'est La Vie on Friday at Noosa 5. On Saturday See You Up There and The Workshop screen in Noosa, with 3 feature films at Majestic Cinemas, Nambour on Sunday - Belle & Sebastian - Friends for Life, Back to Burgundy and Jealous. Tickets on sale soon so for full details visit www.afsunshinecoast.org.au.
Don't miss the Oscar award winning film The Shape of Water (Best Picture, Best Director) now screening at Noosa 5. Check the website for all details.
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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!
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