All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.
Each new Michael Haneke release tends to be accompanied with the words ‘masterpiece’ and ‘his best yet’ but it is an opinion I don’t always subscribe to. That is until Amour because this is undoubtedly a masterpiece and quite possibly his greatest achievement as a director too. These words are lofty praise indeed but fully deserved as this is his most humane, challenging and beautifully judged work to date and may well be the great film of the decade.
Deserved hyperbole out of the way, Amour, is a work of art that could only ever have been created by Haneke. It is a film as uncompromising and rigorous in its examination of its subject matter as all of his previous…
Jarring, moving, confrontational, emotive and deeply sincere. Any great piece of art should possess one or more of these qualities and Haneke's film simply possesses them all. And for me personally, I'd like to add soul searing.
I am not that familiar with Haneke's work and the films I have seen by his hand range from brilliant to boring for me. But they all have one thing in common, they are relentless to their audience and their themes. It is therefore intriguing by default when someone like Haneke decides to explore love.
This is a story that excels in its simplicity. What happens when life long lovers face the inevitable, death? How do they cope? In many a writer's hand,…
Georges Laurent does not shed a tear. Age is the greatest sculptor of all. When young, we are afraid, but we pretend not, of what punches life might throw at us. We are afraid of the future, we are afraid of Death, not of our own but of our beloved ones. Age, apart from wilting the physicality and deteriorating the health, infuses great determination and gives humans the solidity to face the pains of life and death unlike any other. Age cleanses us of rashness and enlightens our life with equanimity. Age makes us lose our physical beauty, only to give rise to the truest form of soulful love. Aging is always seen as a one of the greatest enigmas…
Things will go on, and then one day it will all be over.
Even though I saw Amour kept popping up on Letterboxd User's entries with high star ratings, I still didn't read the reviews. I just don't like reading reviews for films I haven't seen yet. Then I realized it was directed by Michael Haneke and didn't bother looking up anything more on the film. Not because I hate the director, but because I planned on watching the film and had a small inkling of what I was in for. I find the best way to tackle a film by Haneke is to have ZERO preconceived notions on what you're about to watch otherwise the film will drop…
The 9th and final Best Picture Oscar nominated film from 2012 that I watched. Amour won the Best Foreign Film Oscar and got Emmanuelle Riva a Best Actress Oscar nomination. Ok done with the kudos for the film. A well acted movie....but a depressing as hell movie. Movie is about a husband dealing with his quickly fading wife. Not much humor....just a slow march to death (not a spoiler as it is told in flashback). I guess if you do not want to be happy...put this movie in. Even more mad that it bumped Moonrise Kingdom from a Best Picture nomination.
Not much to say, but I guess "this bored me" won't quite hack it, so let me try a little harder:
1) I don't have a good track record with Haneke, who I'm firmly convinced is a sadist masquerading as a smug moralist, but I'm not a total hater (Code Unknown is pretty great; Cache is terrifically suspenseful, though it fails to say much of anything besides "FIE, FRANCE, FOR NOT ACKNOWLEDGING THE ALGERIAN WAR"). I didn't go into this wanting to hate it, because I don't do that and that's no way to go through life.
2) This seems rather monumentally pointless — "a hyper-lucid demonstration of his theme," sez Jonathan Romney, to be sure, and I'm not necessarily…
Great performances. I don't know if it's a great movie though. Sure, it's a sad movie, but that hardly equates to greatness.
The most beautiful and terrifying love story ever told. It can not be unseen, and will become a part of you, for the better.
It's as uncomfortable to watch as Funny Games, but instead of watching two nut jobs torture a family, you see a test of true love.
This film is my life right now, except with less money and less pain. I'm not a monster, though, and anyway if you're gonna go do things that way, I'd go with the heroin-soaked descent into nothing of "Les Invasions Barbares."
Amour takes a honest look at the sacrifice one must take to care for a dying and disabled partner late in life. This is strengthened by great acting and long, unflinching camera shots throughout the whole movie. Movies have an uphill battle with me when they aren't very plot-driven such as this one, but I got pretty into the movie by the end.
Amour is just the plain definition of beautiful...
The long takes, the astonishing photography, the heart-breaking performance all of them come together to portray something that I wish I could say it was merely a story ,romanticized to appeal the audiences, but it's not. It's frighteningly real.
I doubt that anyone who watched this movie, didn't leave with an heavy heart and many ideas to reflect upon.
Michael Haneke is a filmmaker who's eluded me for sometime, though I've frequently come close to seeing one of his films. I signed out Cache from my library only to find the copy had no subtitles, I PVRd Funny Games, but there was a glitch so all that was recorded were the film fist and last five minutes, and I've signed out The White Ribbon at least three times but just never got around to it. That last point is my fault, but it still speaks to my history of near misses with Haneke. Finally though, I've seen one of his films, the Palme D'Or winning Amour, which falls an elderly couple as they both deal with the wife's physical…
"- It's beautiful.
- Life. So long."
I have so much I want to say about this, but I just don't know how to get it out. I guess I'm at a loss for words. Amazing film.
Sabía que iba a ser una película emocionalmente dura, pero me superó. No sé cómo describir la segunda hora de esta obra que, aún no siendo apta para todos los paladares, contiene una calidad muy destacable. No es recomendable para momentos de depresión.
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- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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