Interiors – Amour

Michael Haneke sets his film within a single location, a Parisian apartment, which was constructed in a soundstage. The filmmaker’s direction here is restrained; his static camera observes his characters from a distance, almost always in long shot, without ever investigating their internal state of mind – except for a sole dream sequence. This allows for an intimate relationship with his subjects to build over the course of the film…

From Interiors Volume 14. Find out more about the journal here or see past issues here.

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Interiors – A Single Man

A Single Man starts and ends inside George’s house, and much of the film is set within the interior spaces. The house is a John Lautner home, the Schaffer Residence, which was designed in 1949 for the parents of an assistant...

Interiors – The Shining

The audience is immediately presented with this space is detached from civilization; there are only a handful of scenes that take place outside of the walls over the hotel. It’s within this controlled space that Kubrick sets his film....

When Lovers Die

Michael Haneke’s Amour isn’t an ironically titled film about entropy, acrimony, withering, or divorce. It's about storybook romance and true love. And just like true love, it's filled with violence, horror, and death.