Price: $310.00

    Code: 2212

    Directed by Nina Kusturica and Eva Testor
    2005, 58 minutes
    Purchase: $310 Classroom Rental: $125

    "I always say that film is 24 lies per second at the service of truth or at the service of the attempt to find the truth." - Michael Haneke

    Michael Haneke, director of such acclaimed films as The Piano Teacher, Time of the Wolf, Code Unknown, and Funny Games is arguably the most provocative and important filmmaker working today. His most recent film, Caché (Hidden), starring Juliette Binoche and Daniel Auteuil, winner of the Best Director prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, is one of the best reviewed films of the year and has appeared on numerous critics' top ten lists. 24 Realities Per Second is a compelling documentary that provides a rare window into the life, ideas and work of the celebrated auteur.

    Directors Nina Kusturica and Eva Testor followed Michael Haneke for a period of two and a half years. They accompanied him to film premieres and public appearances, radio interviews and photo shoots; they observed him as he scouted locations, directed actors on the set, and made final cuts in the editing room. In between, on long train and car rides, Haneke spoke candidly about his childhood, his transition to filmmaking, and his views on cinema, discussing films that inspired him and his own work (he counts The Seventh Continent and 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance among his favorites). What emerges in this insightful documentary is a portrait of a dedicated filmmaker, a charming yet elusive figure in thrall to cinema and the constant perfection of his craft.

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    Festivals & Awards

    * Official Selection, Rotterdam International Film Festival, 2006


    “Haneke is perhaps the most important European filmmaker currently active." – Robin Wood, Art Forum

    “An insightful and fascinating portrait of a major director... would make an excellent addition to comprehensive film collections.” – Library Journal

    "Recommended" - Educational Media Reviews Online