Happy End

Past Event29 Jul - 1 Aug

Happy End

No longer available

The Civic

Film

Happy End sees Michael Haneke, Austria’s micro-surgeon of European decadence, in black comic mode, applying his scalpel to a rich Calais family, the Laurents, who own a construction company and cohabit uneasily in separate apartments housed within a luxurious estate.

 

“A series of unfortunate events – an overdose (or was it?), a wall collapse on a job site, a suicide attempt – sends the family spinning, and Haneke mines strange comedy out of the Laurents’ relatively emotionless, passive reactions…

 

“Happy End is as amusingly inscrutable and coy about its themes as his masterful 2005 creeper Caché was. But Happy End is a wryer work, a grim satire that skewers the isolation of modern technology and the moral failings of polite society with a grave face.

 

“Haneke has assembled a stellar cast to illustrate all this, including a typically laser-focused Isabelle Huppert as the head of the family company, her Amour co-star Jean-Louis Trintignant as the family’s senile, fatalist patriarch, and a striking Fantine Harduin as Eve, a young scion of the family who may be the most dangerous one of all.” — Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair, USA

 

Visit nziff.co.nz to see the full schedule of films on at the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival. 

 

Happy End is a satirical nightmare of haute-bourgeois European prosperity: as stark, brilliant and unforgiving as a halogen light.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, UK 

Ticket Pricing

Sat 29 Jul, 8.30 pm

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Early Bird Full (purchased before 20 July)
$17.50
Full (purchased from 20 July)
$18.50
Film Society / Film Industry Guilds *
$15.50
Community Service Card *
$15.50
Student *
$15.50
Senior (60+)
$12.50
Children (15 and under)
$12.50

Tue 1 Aug, 1.45 pm

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Full
$15.00
Senior (60+)
$12.50
Children (15 and under)
$12.50

Ten-Trip Pass

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

 

The Ten-Trip Pass consists of a unique code that can be used to purchase tickets to any screening (subject to seat availability) excluding 3D films, Special Events, and Live Cinema performances.

Passes can be purchased and redeemed for tickets in advance online, via the phone or at the Aotea or The Civic box offices. Passes can also be redeemed on the day at all venues, subject to seat availability. When you purchase your pass you will receive the unique code. 

Please note, this will be emailed the next business day if you purchase online. (The code is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via the phone). Your code will enable you to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions. Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the code will expire.

 

Ten-Trip Pass
$155.00

Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.

 

Please note: We are unable to accept any vouchers unless marked NZIFF 2017.