The Piano Teacher
A repressed music professor embarks on an affair that may be her undoing.
Dir Michael Haneke
With Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Magimel, Annie Girardot
Haneke’s magisterial adaptation of Elfriede Jelinek’s novel centres on a music professor (Huppert, extraordinarily good) so oppressed by her tyrannical mother that her only sexual and emotional kicks come from watching porn. But when a student (Magimel) makes clear his interest in her, a painful relationship develops... Cool yet unsettling, rigorously non-judgemental yet profoundly compassionate, this is filmmaking of the highest order.
The screening on Wednesday 10 July 18:00 will be introduced by Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large.