The Piano Teacher
Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.
"Audaciously brilliant...a genuinely shocking work."--New Yorker
Note: No one 17 or under admitted.
Austrian director Michael Haneke's remarkable film not only won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, but also garnered Best Actress and Best Actor awards for leads Isabelle Huppert and Benoit Magimel.
The Piano Teacher follows the story of Erika, a single woman who teaches at a prestigious music school in Vienna and lives (and sleeps) with her overprotective and controlling mother. When she takes on a good-looking and athletic young pupil, the student's infatuation with her unleashes a torrent of pent-up sadomasochistic impulses, threatening to undermine the stability of both her life and her very identity.
Haneke's film is a showcase for Huppert, who gives one of the most risk-taking performances in recent cinema.
With a lush soundtrack from Schubert, Bach, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff. (130 mins.)
Admission$5 students (tickets required)
Support for the 2002-03 film/video season provided by the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
International films presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.