In order to find out come to a free screening of Benny's Video (Haneke 1992). This screening will be introduced by Tom Watson, a PhD candidate at the University of Northumbria specialising in cinematic representations of horror, and will be followed by an informal discussion.
Here is a review of the film:
'Try as they might to avoid it, most auteurs simply remake the same film over and over again. The more talented ones, such as Michael Haneke, just disguise this better. Benny's Video is the second part of the director's 'Emotional Glaciation Trilogy', so called, presumably, because the films involved are all numbingly cold and slow, with seismic changes occuring off-camera or beneath brittle surfaces. An underdeveloped, occasionally infuriating trial-run for Funny Games and Hidden, or an uncompromising exploration of viewer culpability? Either way, Benny's Video is not to be ignored'
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published on: 25th June 2012