"The Piano Teacher"
Directed by Michael Haneke
challenging adaptation of Elfriede Jelinek's novel won honors for Best
Actress (Isabelle Huppert), Best Actor (Benoit Magimel) and the Grand Prize
of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Huppert portrays a single,
middle-aged piano teacher whose lonely, unhappy existence includes
voyeuristic activities and self-mutilation. Pursued by a talented musician (Magimel),
she enters into a disturbing relationship of violent, masochistic sexuality.
"...watching Huppert, a great actress tearing into a landmark role, is
riveting" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). French with English
subtitles. 130 minutes.