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Michael Haneke doesn't want to make any films for the time being

Munich / Vienna - Michael Haneke ("The White Ribbon") is not planning any further films for the time being. He feels "not comfortable with the idea of ​​only being able to speak in a sarcastic tone to describe my world. That's why I don't have a new project for the time being," said the 76-year-old Viennese in an interview with the "Süddeutsche Zeitung".

The reality of the western luxury society cannot be represented artistically in any other way than in the form of a farce. Films from the so-called Third World are more interesting and deeper. "Why? Because they have to face their problems. We don't want to face ourselves. We just want to continue like this," continued Haneke. A few weeks ago, Haneke published his collected screenplays for the cinema at Verlag Hoffmann und Campe.

In an interview with STANDARD at the beginning of January, Haneke said on the subject: The 20th century was that of the East-West conflict, the 21st century will be that of the North-South conflict. Everyone knew somehow, but it was a theorem for a long time. "The cinema of the so-called Third World" is not concerned with the future, but seriously with the current situation. If you look at the French films, you can hardly find one who is seriously concerned with the present. They make clever, cultured films. And boring. I prefer Lars von Trier a thousand times over with all his provocations. "

Instead, Haneke is currently realizing the series "Kelwin's Book" with the production companies Ufa Fiction and Fremantle Media. The project is set in a dystopian future, with Haneke being responsible as a screenwriter and being the director of the first episodes. (APA / dpa, January 18, 2019)