Amour fou
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,

Second Capsule: Reverses heat-beneath-the-surface period-drama tropes. Instead exhumes philosophical coolness in tale of passionate will.

VOR:   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.

Photo © 2014 coop99 Filmproduktion/Amour Fou Film Luxembourg/Essential Film

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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