First screened in September 2014
Director: Jessica Hausner. Cast: Birte Schnoeink, Christian Friedel, Sandra Hüller, Stephan Grossmann. Screenplay: Jessica Hausner. Twitter Capsule:
Dear Ms. Hausner: We are pleased to pass with enthusiasm your combined thesis in Comp Lit and Art History. In particular,
Reverses heat-beneath-the-surface period-drama tropes. Instead exhumes philosophical coolness in tale of passionate will.
I may be particularly susceptible to Hausner's success hitting near-Barry Lyndon levels of period plausibility (though less fussily) and to her deft mix of solemn and cheeky tones.