Michael

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Michael

  • 16 Mar 2012 — 20 Mar 2012
Imported 1551
Imported 1551

Ciné lumière

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This is a portrait of an impassive man whom we observe quietly going about his suburban life: attending work, returning with his shopping to cook dinner in his neat and tidy home. We soon learn this man has a boy held captive in his cellar. What makes the film so compelling is the ordinariness of their strangely domestic set up: at times they could be mistaken for father and son. Measured, eerie and confident, both in style and concept, Markus Schleinzer's debut film Michael created a stir at its premiere at Cannes in 2011.

Showing:
Friday 16 March, 6.15pm
Saterday 17 March, 6.15pm
Sunday 18 March, 6.15pm
Monday 19 March, 8.40pm
Tuesday 20 March, 6.15pm

Austria/ 2011 / 96 mins / dir. Markus Schleinzer, with Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger / cert. 18 / in German with English subtitles.

The film will be on general release in selected cinemas around the UK from 2nd March 2012.  It will also be available on Curzon on Demand March 2 2012.