The Slovenia Times

Michael Haneke at the Slovenian Cinematheque

Mar 28 - Sept 15

The Slovenian Cinematheque will pay tribute to the acclaimed Austrian director Michael Haneke with a retrospective of his films and an exhibition dedicated to his oeuvre.

The multi-award-winning auteur has shot 23 feature films for television and cinema in what is one of the most socially engaged oeuvres today that puts up a mirror to the contemporary society.

The series will open on 28 March with the screening of his 2000 film Code Unknown (Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages), a composition of what at first sight seem to be unrelated, fragmented episodes dealing with violence, intolerance and hate.

A TV adaptation of his stage adaptation of Mozart's opera Cossì fan tutte, put on at Madrid's Teatro Real in 2013, will be screened the next day.

As some of Haneke's early TV films are still in the process of restoration, they will be screened in September, when they are available in a restored version.

The exhibition will feature photos from Haneke's films and behind-the-scenes footage, as well as a few pages from his scrapbooks, which testify to his meticulous attention to detail in preparation for his films. The photographs are part of the Michael Haneke Collection of the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna.

The retrospective was organised in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum Ljubljana.