Saturday, May 19, 2007

Der Siebente Kontinent

Michael Haneke is one of my favorite film directors - he's an almost perfect mixture of Kubrick and Hitchcock as far as I'm concerned. I just watched his 1989 film, The Seventh Continent. It's superb.
It was interesting to see that Haneke's style and aesthetic were already perfectly formed almost 20 years ago, and it was also interesting to see certain original shots turn up that were stolen/copied/emulated by other directors, Egoyan, Moll, etc. throughout the '90's. The film itself is haunting and brilliant and almost indescribable. Highly Recommended.

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