Capital Celluloid 2020 – Day 53: Sat Feb 22

Hotel (Hausner, 2004): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.30pm

This 35mm presentation, which is also being screened on February 24th (details here), is parts of the Jessica Hausner season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

BFI introduction:
When Irene starts work as receptionist at an Alpine hotel, she discovers her predecessor vanished mysteriously; though unalarmed, she finds the place’s gloomy atmosphere getting to her... It’s in this unsettling, visually ravishing study of loneliness and the influence of environment that the importance of two of Hausner’s long-term collaborators, producer-cinematographer Martin Gschlacht and production designer Katharina Wöppermann, first became evident.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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