La pianiste

La pianiste (Michael Haneke, 2001) aka The Piano Teacher

A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher.

Isabell Huppert, Annie Girardo, Benoït Magimel

I’m glad I’ve now seen this for the simple reason that it’s over and I won’t have to see it again. Not because it’s a bad film, but because I didn’t relate to anything in it. Not even the little world of the conservatoire.

(I will note, however, how much better music sounds in a film because of the way your attention is drawn to it. I can’t listen to much Schubert now—except of course for the C major quintet—but in the film it sounded divine.)

One question: if the film is set in Wien (and Haneke is Austrian), why is everyone speaking French?

Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 1 March, 2017 | Now: 27 March, 2017