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4 - 25 February 2018: Funny Games


Funny Games
Michael Haneke
1997 | 104 min | Colour | 35mm

Arriving at their remote lakeside holiday home, a middle class family is alarmed by the unexpected arrival of two young men who soon begin to subject them to a twisted and horrifying ordeal of terror. With characteristic mastery, Haneke turns the conventions of the thriller genre upside down and directly challenges the expectations of his audience, forcing viewers to question the complacency with which they receive images of violence in contemporary cinema. One of Haneke’s most controversial films and one of the most provocative films ever made.

Part of our Michael Haneke retrospective