Hull Independent Cinema presents: HAPPY END
2 February 2018, Vue Cinema Hull, Princes Quay, Hull
Michael Haneke | 2017 | France | Cert 15 | 108 mins | French language with English subtitles
Vue Cinemas has one of the best concessions in town, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room open around ten minutes before the performance starts
7:30pm: Programme starts
9:20pm: Programme ends
Although a middle-class family living in Calais deal with a series of setbacks, they pay little attention to the grim conditions in the refugee camps within a few miles of their home.
Master auteur Michael Haneke returns with a biting satire on bourgeois family values set in the shadow of the European refugee crisis. Featuring a cast of top acting talent, including Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz and Toby Jones, it’s a piercing dark comedy on the blind preoccupations of middle-class angst. When her mother falls ill under mysterious circumstances, young Eve is sent to live with her estranged father’s relatives in Calais. The Laurent family – wealthy, neurotic and self-obsessed – own a lucrative construction company and live in a sprawling mansion house, waited on by servants. But trouble is brewing, as a series of intergenerational back-stabbings threaten to tear the family apart. Meanwhile, distracted by infidelities and betrayals, they fail to notice that their new arrival has a sinister secret of her own.
Nominated Palm d’Or, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Cannes Film Festival
“A black comedy of pure sociopathy… as stark, brilliant and unforgiving as a halogen light” – The Guardian
“Diabolically funny – part grisly farce, part horror movie, all Haneke” – Total Film
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