CineClub Kafka - Kafkaesque: Michael Haneke's The Castle

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CineClub Kafka - Kafkaesque: Michael Haneke's The Castle

  • Wed 29 May 2024
  • 7:00PM

Marking the centenary of the death of Franz Kafka the ACF London presents a special seasons of films. While many writers have left their mark on cinema, Kafka has inspired countless films, not only adaptations but gave rise to a whole cinematic tradition referred to as Kafkaesque Cinema. This transnational cinematic tradition was rooted in Kafka's critique of modernity. Our film season presents a combination of film adaptations alongside the Kafkaesque genre.

Austrian director Michael Haneke’s adaptation of Kafka’s unfinished novel Das Schloss (The Castle) follows the story of a determined land surveyor trying to access a castle in a snow-covered Austrian village. As he struggles to navigate the labyrinthine complexities of the village and the impenetrable castle administration, his attempts to gain access become increasingly pointless.

Austria, 1997, 123min, German with English subtitles, directed by Michael Haneke.

Kafka - Kafkaesque Season

The Trial, Monday 10 June
The Tenant, Thursday 13 June


Austrian Cultural Forum London
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ