Michael H. Profession: Director

World Documentary Competition

International Premiere

France, Austria | 92 MINUTES

MICHAEL H. PROFESSION: DIRECTOR

Documentary
Over the past two-and-a-half decades, director Michael Haneke has established himself as a towering figure in modern cinema. This career-spanning documentary charts the Austrian auteur’s body of work in reverse chronological order, from the recent Oscar®-winning film Amour through his feature debut, The Seventh Continent, to present a fascinating investigation into the mind of a consummate professional at work.

With unprecedented access to the filmmaker and his work on set, director Yves Montmayeur—who has shot several making-of features for Haneke—illuminates the works of the artist on his own terms and sheds light on the sacred intimacy of his creative process. Through behind-the-scenes footage of Haneke’s hands-on and surprisingly playful directing style, analysis of scenes from films across his oeuvre and interviews with frequent collaborators including Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert and Juliette Binoche, a portrait emerges of the man whose rigorous focus on the craft of filmmaking has produced works of profound artistry.

—Ian Hollander

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Yves Montmayeur

YVES MONTMAYEUR’s documentaries focus on cinema and directors, most often from Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. His recent directorial credits include Pinku Eiga: Inside the Pleasure Dome of Japanese Erotic Cinema and Johnnie Got His Gun! on Hong Kong director Johnnie To. He regularly contributes to the television magazine Tracks and moderates Cannes Film Festival press conferences.
Director
Yves Montmayeur
Screenwriter
Yves Montmayeur
Producer
Vincent Lucassen
Editor
Oliver Neumann
Cinematographer
Yves Montmayeur

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Brandon Rohwer
Tribeca Film
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US Sales Contact
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Films Boutique
Berlin, 10997
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Print Source
Vincent Lucassen
WILDart Film
Vienna, 1080
Phone: +43 1 595 2991
lucassen@wildart.com
International Sales Contact
Jean-Christophe Simon
Films Boutique
Berlin, 10997
Phone: +49 306 953 7850
simon@filmsboutique.com