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SPC Places ‘Ribbon’ around Haneke

Part of the double acquisition announcement made by SPC, the company have also re-teamed with Michael Haneke for The White Ribbon (Das weiße Band). The company had distributed Haneke’s Cache back in 2005.

Part of the double acquisition announcement made by SPC, the company have also re-teamed with Michael Haneke for The White Ribbon (Das weiße Band). The company had distributed Haneke’s Cache back in 2005. The B&W picture might actually be a departure in style for the director – from what I can tell: The White Ribbon is a period piece that might contain a more “traditional” plotline which I’ll be in a position to prove or disprove since I’m seeing it sometime this week.

The European co-production is set up just prior to the start of WWI, where the quiet life of a small German village is mysteriously eroded by a series of inexplicable events. The press release reminds us that it is Haneke’s fifth Cannes competition appearance: Funny Games, Code Unknown, The Piano Teacher, Cache all made it to the Croisette. 

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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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