Watch "The Piano Teacher" In Stamford

Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 at 7:30pm

Avon Theatre

272 Bedford St.,, Stamford , CT

Carte Blanche: FREE, Members: $6, Students & Seniors: $8, Nonmembers: $11.

On Thursday, December 20th at 7:30 p.m. The Avon Theatre and The Alliance Francaise of Greenwich present THE PIANO TEACHER starring Isabelle Huppert and directed by Michael Haneke (AMOUR, CACHE), followed by a post-film discussion with film critic, Joe Meyers (CT post).
Winner – 2001 Cannes Film Festival
Grand Prize of the Jury | Best Actress | Best Actor
Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Avon & AFG Members: $6, Students & Seniors: $8, nonmembers: $11. Call the Avon business office at 203-661-
0321 or the box office at 203-967-3660, x2 for tickets.
ABOUT THE FILM: Based on Elfriede Jelinek's controversial 1983 novel, THE PIANO TEACHER tells the story of Erika (Huppert), a middle-aged classical piano instructor who is trapped between her rigid passion for music and her suffocating home life. After subtly tormenting her students at a Vienna conservatory and battling her domineering mother in an undeclared war at home, Erika seeks solitary release through nightly voyeuristic wanderings and self-inflicting masochistic experiments. Drawn to Erika's unrelenting perfectionism, Walter (Magimel), a vain and handsome young student,
tragically mistakes her unraveling sanity for growing ardor. After an unspeakably cruel assault on another conservatory student, Erika and Walter's perverse courtship explodes
in an encounter. In French with English subtitles | 131 minutes