Sun, Feb 17 following the 1:20 pm screening
On Sunday, February 17, after the 1:20pm screening, there will be a post-screening discussion with Joe Fanning, instructor at Vanderbilt University's Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, who teaches a course on death and dying in America.
Winner of this year's Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, AMOUR focuses on the relationship between two married octogenarian retired music teachers, Georges (THE GREAT SILENCE's Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR's Emmanuelle Riva). After a sudden attack that causes Anne's health to rapidly deteriorate, the steadfast Georges must look after her as his own health and mental stability begin to come into question. Set almost entirely within the confines of the couple's apartment, a rotating cast of visitors, from one of Anne's former students to their daughter Eva (Isabelle Huppert), threaten the tenuous fabric of their insular world. Director Michael Haneke's (THE WHITE RIBBON, CACHE) scrupulous composition, stark realism, and temporal mastery paired with phenomenal acting throughout further inform this deeply emotional narrative about love, life and loss.