Winner of the Palm d'Or at 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Love (Amour) is the twelfth film directed by Michael Haneke. To star as a couple of retired music teachers, who are brutally tested when Anne, the wife and one half of the couple, suffer ...
A testimony to love: Amour
Winner of the Palm d'Or at 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Love (Amour) is the twelfth film directed by Michael Haneke. To star as a couple of retired music teachers, who are brutally tested when Anne, the wife and one half of the couple, suffers a stroke, Haneke cast two French actors, intimately intertwined with the history of cinema. Emmanuelle Riva was the unforgettable leading female role in Hiroshima Mon Amour by Alain Resnais and in Thérèse Desqueyroux by Georges Franju. As for Jean-Louis Trintignant, absent from the screens since Janis and John by Samuel Benchetrit in 2002, he made his mark with his very distinctive voice in major films such as ...And God Created Woman, The Easy Life, A Man and A Woman, The Conformist, La terrazza, Three Colours: Red and Z, which earned him the Best Actor award at Cannes in 1969. "I never write a film to show something," Haneke said. "When you reach a certain age, you are automatically confronted to the suffering of the people you love: parents, grandparents. This is what brought about the project. I didn't want to say anything about society. The theme of the movie is people's behavior. I work on emotions, on their accuracy. I'm very happy to have made a simple film."
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.
Country: Austria, France, Germany (2012)
Release Date: 25-10-2012 (Italy) 10-24-2012 (France)