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AMOUR

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Directed by Michael Haneke
Starring Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant
With Isabelle Huppert

From the director of CACHÉ and THE WHITE RIBBON. “Brilliantly directed with an atypically tender touch by the Austrian director Michael Haneke, this story about an octogenarian husband and wife facing their mortality – beautifully played by the French actors Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva – had left audiences stunned with its artistry and depth of feeling.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times.

France/Germany/Austria • 2012 • 127 mins. • In French with English subtitles • Sony Pictures Classics

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WINNER! Best Foreign Film, 2012 New York Film Critics Circle - WINNER PALME D'OR 2012 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

“A masterpiece about life, death and everything in between… Moving, subtly brilliant performances [by] Ms. Riva (best known for HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR) and Mr. Trintignant (A MAN AND A WOMAN)…Critics’ Pick.”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
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“BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR!”
TIME Magazine
The New York Times
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Film Critics Assoc.

“An incandescent film. In the history of movies about love, AMOUR lasts forever.”
– Mary Corliss, TIME Magazine

“Indisputably the year’s best foreign-language film and an Oscar front-runner. Defines what love is. Riva… is magnificent. Unique and unforgettable. These two glam stars of French cinema – Riva in 1959’s HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR and Trintignant in 1966’s A MAN AND A WOMAN – give performances of breathtaking power and beauty. Prepare for an emotional wipeout.”
– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Grade: A. Shattering.” – Scott Tobias, The Onion

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“ Amazing.  A beautiful masterpiece.” – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News


AMOUR has earned so much praise since it won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in the spring that some may fear it’s overhyped.  It is not.”
– Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post

“(A) beautiful and devastating portrait of the moment when one’s autumn years turn dark and wintry.  Anyone doubting that Haneke had the capacity to demonstrate genuine compassion for his characters will be startled to see that yes, the man behind both FUNNY GAMES can do emotional as well as he does cerebral.”
– David Fear, Time Out New York

“Unsentimental yet sensitive.  The film’s unassertive tenderness and two brave, quite brilliant performances make it extraordinarily moving.”
– Geoff Andrew, Sight & Sound

“Tenderly devastating.  The haunting power and brilliance of AMOUR (are) simply undeniable.  At once a love story, a horror movie, and the most honest film about old age ever made, AMOUR is sure to move and disturb you, to break your heart and lift it.”
– Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

“Anyone who has ever lived with a person who is dying will recognize the accuracy of Haneke’s depiction and also that nothing comparable has ever been shown in a fiction film. What makes AMOUR not only bearable but cathartic is the beauty of the filmmaking and the delicacy of the performances. Riva and Trintignant (have been) for more than 50 years icons of the French cinema.”
– Amy Taubin, Film Comment

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