Die Klavierspielerin (The piano player)

Die Klavierspielerin (The piano player)

Feature film based on the novel by Elfriede Jelinek

Thursday, 07. November 2019 // 4.00 – ca. 6.30 p.m.
Passage Kinos

    • Film

    The 36-year-old piano teacher Erika teaches at the conservatory in Vienna. She is a victim of her mother’s oppression and terror, and unable to show her feelings. When Walter Klemmer, one of her students, falls in love with her, she can only articulate her sexual needs in the form of cruel punishment …

    Michael Haneke (born in Munich in 1942) is one of the most important Austrian film directors and screenwriters. He translated the brittle language of Elfriede Jelinek’s novel (1983) into equally sober, disturbing images that simultaneously elicit fascination but also disgust. The film was awarded three prizes in Cannes 2001.

    From 16 years

    Free reservation tickets

    Austria / Germany / France / Poland 2001 // Duration: 125 minutes

    In German language

    Courtesy of WEGA Filmproduktionsges.m.b.H., Vienna, Austria

    Introduction: Dr. Martina Bako, theatre scholar, Leipzig

    Directing and dramaturgy: Michael Haneke

    Music: Guillaume Sciama, Kamera: Christian Berger

    Actors: Isabelle Huppert (Erika Kohut), Annie Girardot (her mother), Benoît Magimel (Walter Klemmer), Susanne Lothar (Mrs. Schober), Udo Samel (Dr. Blonskij) and others

    Archive 2019

    29th Festival Year