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THE PIANO TEACHER (New Restoration!)
October 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Screening in a new restoration from Janus Films!
“The only reaction possible to Isabelle Huppert’s performance is amazement at how far out she went with this role” – RogerEbert.com
“An extraordinary study of emotional abuse.” – Adrian Martin
“[Haneke] throws an extraordinarily vivid and searching light on certain major aspects of western culture’s progressive deterioration, and he does so in a way that demands response.” – Robin Wood
Erika Kohut teaches piano at the Conservatory in Vienna. In her early forties, she lives at home, cooped up with her mother, whose influence Erika escapes only on her regular visits to porn cinemas and peepshows. Her sexuality is an affair of morbid voyeurism and masochistic self-mutilation. Erika and life travel separate paths. Until one day, one of her students gets it into his head to seduce her…
Dir. Michael Haneke. 2001. 131 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.