The middle aged, somewhat sexually repressed piano teacher Erika Kohut still shares a flat with her domineering mother when she enters into a relationship with one of her students who proves to have more on offer than musical talent. Michael Haneke’s adaptation of Jelinek’s novel DIE KLAVIERSPIELERIN won the Grand Prix at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival as well as best actor awards for Isabelle Huppert and Benoît Magimel.
Austria/France, 2001, 131 min, French with English subtitles, directed by Michael Haneke
Jelinek - Handke and The Silver Screen
Tuesday, 5 March 2020, 7pm, ACF London