This week we bring you Juliette Binoche in what I can only describe as a rather cerebral movie. Star Trek this is not… However, it is a Cannes award winning (Prize of the Ecumenical Jury) film.
Michael Haneke, now an Oscar-winning director with Amour, amazed and perplexed critics and audiences in equal measure with this film, Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys (or to use it’s original title, Code inconnu: Récit incomplet de divers voyages). The Guardian‘s Peter Bradshaw described it as ‘one of the most uncompromisingly difficult and challenging of the year’
The film features several different storylines, all of which intersect periodically throughout the film. The ‘code’ of the title may refer to the alienated, wandering characters who seem unable to decide how to interact with each other and life itself. It could also refer to the codes of film making. What can we really ‘know’ about people whose lives are presented to us on screen?
Don’t expect any traditional form of narrative closure. Haneke has made a career out of being abstract and oblique. But he’s also one the world’s preeminent film-makers so don’t miss the chance to see one of the greatest living directors lesser-seen films on the big screen.
Check out the trailer below:
As ever, screenings are FREE and all friends of CineClub are welcome
When and where: MC207 Cinema, 5pm, Wednesday 20th March 2013