Despite mentioning Haneke frequently in our podcast, we haven’t had the chance to have an episode dedicated to him solely. But with his recent drama set in Calais, France, which my mother honoured to be the (other) best movie of 2017, we finally got our opportunity to focus on him.
We talk of course about Haneke’s style and techniques in storytelling. This movie also gives us a good example on how he examines political content through his stories. We get lost in dissecting the characters and their actors and in the end my mother gives us an intriguing mystery to think about.