Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, master director Michael Haneke’s Amour draws on the extraordinary talents of two of the finest and most legendary performers in the history of French cinema to create a powerful and moving portrait of an elderly couple struggling with their mortality.
Ensconced in an apartment that fits them like an old glove and settled happily into their long-established domestic routines, retired music teachers Anne and Georges Laurent have their comfortable world cataclysmically upended when Anne suddenly displays symptoms of a stroke. With Anne now partially paralyzed, Georges struggles to care for her at home, with each day bringing new, painful challenges. A visit from the couple’s dutiful daughter Eva only further indicates how distant Georges and Anne’s lives now are from the rest of the world – a private realm that grows ever more solitary as Anne slips slowly, unbearably away.
Humane and compassionate, with exquisite performances from three of cinema’s greatest actors, Amour is a magisterial work from one of contemporary cinema’s most brilliant and fearless artists.
Tickets: $11 per film/ $45 fall pass