For a reserved filmmaker like Michael Haneke, it was a little jarring to see him participate in the recent Oscar circus, but the acclaim for his stellar drama Amour was certainly deserved. While we will likely have to wait a few years to see the next film from the Austrian writer-director, a new documentary is landing that goes behind the scenes of his career.
After hitting Austrian televisions earlier this year, Yves Montmayeur‘s comprehensive Michael H. Profession: Director will be touring the festival circuit and its next stop is at Tribeca Film Festival. We’ve now got the first trailer, which sees the director step into a rehearsal shoot during his latest film, before diving into some of his back catalog. Featuring interviews with the man himself, as well as Emmanuelle Riva, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche and Beatrice Dalle, check out the trailer below.
How should violence be portrayed on the screen? What causes the family unit to fall apart? And, more generally, how does Evil worm its way into our so-called “civilised” Western societies? Already present in Michael Haneke’s initial film work, these issues continue to haunt all his films. As we follow the director from Vienna to Paris, from northern Germany to Rumania, he reveals his philosophical and moral thinking.
Michael H. Profession: Director begins screening on April 18th at the Tribeca Film Festival.