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    AMOUR

    Dir. Michael Haneke, France, 2012, 127 min., PG-13, 35mm
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    Academy Award® Nominations: Best Picture, Foreign Language Film, Director (Michael Haneke), Actress in a Leading Role (Emmanuelle Riva)

    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.

    LINKS
    DP/30 interview: Michael Haneke (36 min)
    Review: ‘Étude on Aging, Its Graces, Its Indignities: Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour,’ With Jean-Louis Trintignant’ – Manohla Dargis, NY Times
    Interview: Michael Haneke Talks ‘Amour,’ Cannes, Trintignant, Riva and the Death of 35mm – Thompson on Hollywood