Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Get out to see "Cache"

This new film from Michael Haneke is the best thing I've seen from 2005 -and it wasn't a shabby year! I also very much enjoyed Munich and The New World, but Cache really needs to be seen because it is the most incisive of the three. Anyway, while you can see the first two at the cineplex, Cache is likely to come and go from the arthouse. In other words, time is of the essence!
The subject of the film is a French couple who are terrorised by video footage of their home. It's as simple a premise as that, yet the writer/director is able to illuminate a great deal of what is relevant in our present age with it. I want to go deeper with the explanation, but to say anything more will spoil it. Just see it!