Posted for Grace Thompson

With the start of the Spring semester we also recommence the French Film Series! The series will kick off with Amour on Wednesday January 22th at 7 pm in 113 Carnegie (free admission).

Michael Haneke’s compassionate film centers on Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva), long-married octogenarians and retired music teachers who still take great delight in each other. Their bonds will be tested, however, as Anne grows increasingly debilitated, both mentally and physically. In depicting what has rarely been shown onscreen before—two elderly people struggling to maintain their dignity in the face of the unremitting cruelties of aging—Haneke brilliantly shows that the greatest crucible of life’s final chapter is figuring out how to best honor the past.

This film received numerous awards: Amour won the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Golden Globes, as well as many César Awards in 2013, among them Best Actress and Best Actor.

You can view the trailer here: