Amour

[12a]

Austria, France 2012, 127 mins ( in French with subtitles )
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert

Austrian auteur Michael Haneke (HIDDEN, THE WHITE RIBBON) returns with this masterful, heartbreaking new film about a marriage tested by the onset of illness.

Elderly couple Georges (Trintignant, THREE COLOURS RED) and Anne (Riva, HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR), retired music teachers, live a contented life enjoying one another’s company in Paris, dividing their time between reading, playing music and concerts in the evenings. But when Anne suffers a stroke, Georges must learn to care for her in an entirely new way, calling on their daughter Eva (Huppert, THE PIANO TEACHER) to help him cope with a wife and mother almost entirely transformed by illness.

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, this exquisite, beautifully acted film – arguably one of the year’s finest – is an absolute must-see for fans of Haneke and newcomers to his devastating filmmaking style.