Haneke Michael


Michael Haneke was born in 1942 in Munich. He grew up in Vienna with his parents, who were working in the film industry, and after graduating school, he decided to study philosophy, psychology and theatre studies. After dropping out of university he went to Baden-Baden in 1967, to work as a dramatic adviser in television. 1989 his first cinema movie was released under the name “The Seventh Continent”. International success came with “La Pianiste” in 2000, which is based on the works of Elfriede Jelinek. This masterpiece was followed by more of its kind, such as “the White Ribbon” and “Amour”, the latter even receiving an Academy Award.