Jason Bellamy and I have posted the latest of our Conversations at The House Next Door. This time around, we've tackled Michael Haneke, whose newest film Amour is currently showing at Cannes; we haven't seen it yet, but in the meantime, we have provided an extensive overview of nearly all of Haneke's previous theatrical features, from his debut The Seventh Continent to his 2009 stunner The White Ribbon. It's a wide-ranging discussion in which we go back and forth on the subjects of morality, video, genre, violence, and the filmmaker's stance towards his audience.
Haneke is one of the modern cinema's most provocative and controversial auteurs, one of those artists who tends to provoke a strong response one way or another. Obviously, we hope to hear your thoughts on this complicated figure, so please join the discussion via the comments section at the House.