Austrian filmmaker Jessica Hausner has rapidly established herself as a tirelessly inventive director who reconfigures genre codes in clever and provocative ways. Whether reimagining the thriller in the vividly atmospheric Hotel, exploring spirituality in the Tati-esque Lourdes, or darkly and humorously riffing on the period film in Amour fou, Hausner never fails to surprise. On the occasion of the release of her latest film Little Joe, the Film at Lincoln Center is hosting a complete retrospective of Hausner's oeuvre with the director herself in person.
Highlights include a special sneak preview of Little Joe, with Hausner and star Emily Beecham in attendance for a Q&A, as well as a number of films presented on 35mm, including Lovely Rita, a menace-tinged portrait of teenage suburban malaise and a shorts program featuring Hausner's Locarno-winning short Flora and the mid-length Inter-View, Hausner's graduation film at the Filmacademy Vienna. Other standouts include Toast, a video installation presented in a free loop in the Film at Lincoln Center amphitheater, and the lavish, darkly comedic costume drama Amour fou.
Running November 8-10th at Lincoln Center. Organized by Florence Almozini and Dan Sullivan.