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.
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
29th Festival Year