• Time of the Wolf

    2003. France/Austria/Germany. Michael Haneke. 114 min.

Monday, October 8, 2007, 6:15 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Time of the Wolf

    2003. France/Austria/Germany. Directed by Michael Haneke. Screenplay by Haneke. With Isabelle Huppert, Béatrice Dalle. In Haneke's darkest fable—a vision of apocalypse, or a harrowing glimpse of the world beyond our protected borders—humanity stands at the crossroads of annihilation and salvation. Haneke hews to a palette of sputtering flame, gunmetal, and ash—like "the onset of some cold glaucoma dimming away the world," as Cormac McCarthy writes in his echoing novel The Road—and makes allusion, in title, imagery, and theme, to Ingmar Bergman's Hour of the Wolf (1968). "The Hour of the Wolf is the time between night and dawn. It is the hour when most people die, when sleep is deepest, when nightmares are most palpable. It is the hour when the sleepless are pursued by their sharpest anxieties, when ghosts and demons hold sway. The Hour of the Wolf is also the hour when most children are born" (Bergman). Courtesy Palm Pictures. In French; English subtitles. 114 min.

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