Synopsis: Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple’s bond of love is severely tested.
Release Date: December 19, 2012
Thoughts: Winner of the highest honor at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Amour is the latest film directed by Michael Haneke…a fascinating director that never seems to make the same film twice. All of his movies have provoked a strong reaction from me (both good and bad) and even though I may not always leave the theater happy I know I’ve seen the work of someone pretty talented. This love story is also gaining buzz because star Emmanuelle Riva looks poised to become the oldest Best Actress Oscar nominee ever. She’ll have some stiff competition from Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone) and Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) but any performance with this kind of buzz makes the movie itself required viewing.