Michael Haneke’s Palme d’Or-winning film darkly depicts society and family in a northern German village just before World War I. It tells the story of the children and teenagers of a choir run by the village schoolteacher, the doctor, the midwife, the tenant farmers. Strange accidents occcur and gradually take on the character of a punishment ritual. Who is behind it all?
Germany, Austria, France & Italy, 2009, 144min, German, Italian and Polish with English subtitles, directed by Michael Haneke
In 2019 CineClub investigates the relationship of Austrian cinema and genre. We continue in the spring with a closer look at Austrian historical period dramas from the silent era to current festival highlights.
CineConcert: Sodom and Gomorrah: The Legend of Sin and Punishment
Tuesday 2 April, 7pm, ACF London
Thursday 11 April, 7pm, ACF London
Licht (Mademoiselle Paradis)
Thursday 16 May, 7pm, ACF London
Thursday 23 May, 7pm, ACF London
Thursday 30 May, 7pm, ACF London