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Amour

AmourCountry: France
Director: Michael Haneke
Language: French with English subtitles

A brigade of firemen break down the door of a Paris apartment to find the corpse of Anne lying on a bed, adorned with cut flowers. Her husband, Georges, is nowhere to be seen. Slowly, lovingly, but confronting uncompromising truths about aging and decline, “Amour” takes us back in time to learn how and why Anne died. This final journey of a couple in their eighties offers all of us new insights into the depths and demands of love. It’s a hard film to watch, it’s even more difficult to turn away from.

Awards: 42 including
Academy Award – Best Foreign Language Film
Golden Globe – Best Foreign Language Film
Cannes – Palme d’Or
BAFTA – Best non English Film
European Film Awards – Best Picture
London Critics Circle – Film of the Year
New York Film Critics Circle – Best Foreign Language Film

“Film-making at the highest pitch of intelligence and insight”, – The Guardian
“A masterpiece about life, death and everything in between.” – The Times
“Devastatingly original and unflinching” – The New York Times
“As honest and beautifully acted as cinema gets” – Time Magazine
“Prepare for an emotional wipeout” – Rolling Stone

Runs 2 hrs, 7 minutes
PG 13 for mature thematic material including a disturbing act and brief strong language

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