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"The White Ribbon," film of the WWI Film Series

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 - 7:00pm
IU Cinema

"The White Ribbon" : A series of (more or less) mysterious acts of violence disturbs a traditional, authoritarian village cosmos in Northern Germany on the eve of World War One. Haneke’s film traces this world through the (ingeniously, if counterintuitively) cooperating forces of a retrospective narrator and a striking editing regime, which draws the audience into the unfolded scenarios. While fans of Haneke’s oeuvre will know better than to expect a less-than-disturbing film, this masterpiece in black-and-white also surprises with moments of tenderness and respect for the complexity of its actors’ experiences in their circumscribed world. In German, Italian and Polish languages with English subtitles. (2K DCP presentation)