Michael Haneke is one of Europe’s leading filmmakers and has produced some of the most gut-wrenching films to come out of Europe in the last two decades with films like FUNNY GAMES, THE WHITE RABBIT and his most recent film, AMOUR, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Haneke’s a perennial favorite at Cannes and has two Palme d’Ors, a Grand Prix and Best Director award from the festival to his name, but it wasn’t until this year that he became better known to a much wider audience, thanks in part to AMOUR’s success in the arthouse and awards circuit. The film chronicles the last days of a geriatric couple as the wife suffers through slow dementia. Bottom-line, his films are definitely not feel good, especially after the third time when Emmanuelle Riva’s character’s adult diaper is changed for the third time.
Shown at the recent Cesars (the French version of the Oscars), this AMOUR/Star Wars mashup, which imagines Haneke directing the next installment, is too damn hilarious, genius even! For more hilarity, check out Haneke’s twitter (also a parody).