Amour

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2013 Academy Award Winner! Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER! Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Globes 2013
WINNER! Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival 2012
WINNER! Best Foreign Film of 2012, New York Film Critics Circle

The new film from Michael Haneke, acclaimed director of Cache and The White Ribbon!

 

“Tenderly devastating.  The haunting power and brilliance of Amour (are) simply undeniable.  At once a love story, a horror movie, and the most honest film about old age ever made, Amour is sure to move and disturb you, to break your heart and lift it.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

“Brilliantly directed with an atypically tender touch by the Austrian director Michael Haneke, this story about an octogenarian husband and wife facing their mortality left audiences stunned with its artistry and depth of feeling.”– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“A beautiful and devastating portrait of the moment when one’s autumn years turn dark and wintry.” – David Fear, Time Out New York

 

From internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Michael Haneke (Funny Games, Cache, The White Ribbon) comes Amour, an intensely moving, award-winning portrait of a couple dealing with the ravages of old age – a heartbreaking look at love and mortality that is as compassionate as it is merciless. Legendary French actors Jean-Louis Trintignant (The Conformist, Trois couleurs: Rouge) and Emmanuelle Riva (Hiroshima mon amour) are staggering as Georges and Anne, long-married music teachers living out their final years surrounded by the comforts of books and music in their warm Paris apartment. After Anne suffers a stroke, Georges attends to her with firmness shot through with love. As Georges struggles to care for his wife at home, each day brings new, ever more complicated challenges. A visit from the couple’s dutiful daughter Eva (Isabelle Huppert, The Piano Teacher) only further indicates how distant Georges and Anne’s lives now are from the rest of the world — a private realm that grows ever more solitary as Anne slips slowly, unbearably away. (Dir. by Michael Haneke, 2012, France/Germany/Austria, in French with subtitles, 127 min., Rated PG-13, Sony Pictures Classics) 35mm

 

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