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Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke has two efforts screening in Washington this week, with much the same casts but different outlooks. The director of the arch, controversial slasher flick Funny Games also made The Castle, an adaptation of Franz Kafka’s novel about a man who has been summoned to work at the Castle but can’t get its baroque bureaucracy to admit him. At 3:45 p.m. today at the Kennedy Center’s American Film Institute Theater. $6.50. (202) 785-4600; at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th & Independence Ave. SW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (Mark Jenkins)