Benny’s Video

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Teenager Benny sees the world through the lens. In his room he follows the events around the world live. An undisturbed stream of violence distorts boy’s perception and becomes a real-life experience. Benny enters the forbidden territory. However, understanding the consequences of one’s actions is not so easy. Especially when one has the family on their side trying to cover it up with morality.

Festivals: 

European Film Awards – FIPRESCI award

Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke studied philosophy, psychology, and theatre science in Vienna. In 1967-1970 he worked for German television. He shot the trilogy “The Seventh Continent” (1989), “Benny’s Video” (1992), and “71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance” (1994), in which he presents alienated individuals through an image of their frustrations. When Haneke made his debut film, “The Seventh Continent”, he was already forty-seven. That is exactly why even his very first films demonstrate creative maturity and a unique cinematic language, which made him one of the today’s most outstanding cinema artists.

His films “The White Ribbon” and “Love” won Palme d‘Or in Cannes Film Festival, while “Love” has also won an “Oscar” as the Best Foreign Language Film.