Written by Michael Haneke
Directed by Michael Haneke
France, Austria and Germany, 2012
The trailer for Amour – fresh off giving its’ director a back to back Palme d’Or win (previous film The White Ribbon won in 2009) – has just dropped. Mysterious, dramatic and slightly scary are not words I would normally associate with a movie about an elderly couple with domestic issues, but they are the only ones that fit for me. I was gonna use Benny’s Video as my first Haneke experience, but I may wait for this to open in December instead.
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Synopsis from Cannes:
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.