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No more ‘White Tape’ for Haneke’s WWI project

Today, Variety added a couple of more details concerning Michael Haneke's next project. Tentatively it used to go by the title of ‘The White Ribbon’ and now goes by The White Tape or the Teacher's Tale. Set in a Northern German village before World War I, the project received $400,000 production support from the French-German Film Funding Commission.


Haneke had originally attached actor Ulrich Mühe (who had starred in the filmmaker's Funny Games) – but as we learned this week the actor (who gave a commanding perfomrance in The Lives of Others passed away this past week due to cancer. The script was w
ritten by Jean-Claude Carriere.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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