Montag, 31. Oktober 2011

71 Fragmente einer Chonologie des Zufalls (71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance)

PG Kino Screening Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 Seminar Room, Alice Cook House
In German and Romanian with English subtitles 95 Min, Preceded by a short presentation and followed by an open discussion. Free and open to the public.

PG Kino presents its Fall 2011 film series with the theme of Herzog & Haneke, continuing with 71 Fragmente einer Chonologie des Zufalls (71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance, 1994) by Michael Haneke.

“A ‘cool, cerebral and painstaking' (Time Out London)
examination of several characters, including an
Austrian university student who goes on a shooting
spree, the third installment of Haneke's ‘glaciation
trilogy' as a mosaic of 71 film tableaux - beautifully
shot by cinematographer Christian Berger (Caché and
The Piano Teacher).

In 71 Fragments, clips of TV news segments
on warfare in the former Yugoslavia alternate between
stories of urban disconnection. And while continuing to
approach filmmaking from an anti-psychological
perspective, German-born Haneke assembles a unified
work from snippets of narrative, such as Inge (Anne
Bennent) and Paul Brunner (Udo Samel) struggling with
a newly adopted daughter, and a homeless Romanian
boy wandering the streets of Vienna. Moreover, and as
expected from Haneke, 71 Fragments closes with an
unforgettable cinematic punch, which also stands as a
presage of his ‘later masterpieces by virtue of both its
style and thematic core'." (Adam Bingham, Senses of Cinema)

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