Director: Michael Haneke
Original Title: Amour
Main Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert
Retired music teachers Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) have spent their lives devoted to their careers and to each other. The impact of Anne’s stroke however tests the bonds of their marriage. It is a masterful, harrowing tale, with towering performances and an unflinching script. Deserved winner of the 2012 Palme d’Or at Cannes, this is an extraordinary film about love.
Philip French wrote in the Guardian
“Amour will, I believe, take its place alongside the greatest films about the confrontation of ageing and death… And the two central performances, rich in subtle gestures and expressive detail, are beyond reproach.”