Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Michael Haneke’s ‘Happy End’

Film marks fourth collaboration with filmmaker and studio

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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American and Latin American rights to Academy Award winning filmmaker Michael Haneke’s latest project, “Happy End,” the studio announced Tuesday.

Written and directed by Haneke, the French production wrapped in late August. The film is a snapshot from the life of a bourgeois European family. This marks the fourth time Haneke has collaborated with SPC.

“Happy End” stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Kassovitz and Toby Jones. Huppert and Trintignant both starred in Haneke’s “Amour,” which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Feature in 2012 and earned four nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress.

The film is produced by Margaret Menegoz and co-produced by Stefan Arndt and Dr. Veit Heiduschka, who previously co-produced “Amour” and “White Ribbon” together.