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Screen legends Jean-Lous Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva are ineffably moving as an elderly couple facing their own mortality in the Palme d'Or–winning new work by modern master Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon).
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival 2012
Selected as Best Picture of 2012 by the US National Society of Film Critics
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2012
The celebrated new film from revered Austrian auteur Michael Haneke draws on the extraordinary talents of two of the finest and most legendary performers in the history of French cinema — Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva — for a wrenching study of mortality and devotion. Retired music teachers Georges and Anne Laurent, contentedly ensconced in their long-established domestic routines, have their world irrevocably shattered when Anne begins to display the symptoms of a stroke. As Anne slips ever further away, Georges struggles to care for her in the home they have shared for so long, each day bringing new, painful challenges. Featuring exquisite performances by Trintignant, Riva, and Haneke regular Isabelle Huppert as the couple's dutiful but distant daughter, Amour is a magisterial work from one of contemporary cinema's most brilliant artists.