REVIEW FOR THE PIANIST - A FRENCH FILM BY MICHAEL HANEKE
Erika is a piano teacher at a prestigious music school in Vienna who still lives with her overprotective and controlling mother. Lonely and alienated, she finds solace by visiting sex-shops and experimenting with masochism. At a recital, she befriends Walter, a handsome young man, whom she seduces and begins an illicit affair with. As Erika drifts slowly to the brink of emotional disorder, she uses her love-stricken Walter to explore her darkest sado-masochistic fantasies.
The Pianist has won many awards including the Best Actor and Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival, the Best Actress, Best Film and Best Screenwriter at the European Film Awards and Best Foreign Film and Best Actress at the Russian Guiild Of Film Critics.
The movie is being screened at Sarathi Studios on the 28th of February at 1830 hrs. Please contact Prakash Reddy of Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0265, 93910-20243 for further details.