Starting with his latest hit, Amour, the film traces a thorough panorama of Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke’s career, from his first conceptual works to controversial films such as Caché and the two versions of Funny Games. The film intends to analyze e appreciate his body of work. Director Yves Montmayeur, his longtime friend, creates montages of scenes, reveals backstage footage and interviews actors. Thus, he seeks to assess the creative and moral intensity of this filmmaker and answer questions like “how can Evil nest in a civilized society?”.
Born in France, in 1963. Since 1999, he has made documentaries focusing on contemporary Asian cinema and directors from Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. But he is also interested in eccentric personalities such as Chinese director Johnnie To and Italian actress Asia Argento. He’s a mediator at Cannes’ press conferences and works for Tracks, a program broadcast by French channel Arte.