Thursday, April 23, 2009

Your Haneke Crumb For The Day

Nat's run-down of the films slated for Palme D'Or contention at this year's Cannes film festival this morning has Michael Haneke's next film, now translated to The White Ribbon apparently (it had been previously referred to The White Tape), listed, which inspired me to go hunting to see if any images from the film had dared to show their face online yet... for all I can see, no, they have not. Sigh. If anyone's spotted anything, please send me a link, I'm dying to strip every last bit of info about the film I can of all significance that I can before the film comes out. Cuz that's how I roll!

But I did find something new out. Via here:

"Michael Haneke’s The White Ribbon, about incipient fascism at a rural school in 1913 - shot in black and white"

It's in black and white! That's something I did not know. Yay for news!

And ya know, Isabelle Huppert, aka his Piano Teacher star, is heading up the jury at Cannes this year... give it to him, Isabelle! You owe him for giving you your greatest role! Do it! Do it!


scroggins said...

Haneke film at Cannes. Isabelle Huppert as jury head. This could be the year he finally receives the Palme. I think he should've gotten it in 2005 for the impossibly great Caché, though I didn't mind that much considering how wonderful and moving the Dardenne brothers' L'Enfant was (plus he did win Best Director) but goddamnit, he needs to win the Palme!

And Herzog's Bad Lieutenant will be there too! And Lars Von Trier's Antichrist!! (JA, check out this image from Antichrist). And the new Quentin Tarantino. And the new Terry Gilliam. And the new Pedro Almodóvar. And the new Ang Lee. And the new Jane Campion. And the new...

Jesus, but people saying 2009 is looking to be a ho-hum year for the cinema can go take a flying donut at a rolling fuck.

Glenn said...

It's 180 minutes long, too. Apparently.