Amour

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amour
Date:
February 20, 2013
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12:50, 3:30, 6:10
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Nominated for 5 Academy Awards
Best Picture, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay

Winner Palme d’Or • 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva star in Michael Haneke’s brilliant drama about a devoted and romantic elderly couple dealing with the ravages of old age

The universally acclaimed winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Amour is arguably Michael Haneke’s crowning achievement to date, a portrait of a couple dealing with the ravages of old age that is as compassionate as it is merciless. The great veteran French actors Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva 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. The underlying unease, as well as some abrupt surprises, are hardly unexpected from Haneke, who challenges the viewer to confront the experience of his characters as directly as he does. But he rewards the effort with a film that is all the more moving for its complete avoidance of sentimentality. An unquestionable masterpiece. (France/Austria/Germany, 2012, 127 min., color, 35mm, Rated PG-13, In French with English subtitles | Writer/Director: Michael Haneke, Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, 2012 New York Film Festival, 2012 Toronto Film Festival)

“A tender, wrenching, impeccably directed story of love and death.” – Manohla Dargis, NEW YORK TIMES