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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 a stroke, and 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…
Winner of Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film & also marking the second Palme d'Or win for renowned filmmaker Michael Haneke after The White Ribbon bagged him his first, Amour is a touching portrait of life in the old age & the difficulties that come with it, and is intimately crafted, sensibly composed & wonderfully narrated from start to finish.
Amour tells the story of George & Anne; an elderly couple well into their eighties who are living a life of retired piano teachers in Paris. Having survived the brutal hardships of life together, their bonding is once again put to severe test when Anne suffers a stroke which leaves the right side of her body badly paralysed thus ultimately driving George to…
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…
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…
It's strange to remember that these are actors in a film. Riva's performance looks so incredibly genuine and remarkable. The chemistry between her and Jean Louis feels so real and natural like they've really been together for many years. Even on a second watch Amour is profoundly emotional and powerful and nothing short of a masterpiece.
that movie broke my heart over and over again,
Bekeken in bad. Ik zat dus in bad, mijn laptop stond naast het bad. Dat bedoel ik.
In elk geval. Zeer mooi, zo ontroerend, zo helder verteld. De stijl van Haneke past perfect bij de 2 personages, bij het verhaal, bij de film. De hele film past gewoon.
Maar toch bleef ik ergens op mijn honger zitten. Ergens miste ik iets. Geen idee wat. Een einde? Een verklaring voor het begin? Geen idee.
Maar goed. Tijd om uit bad te komen. Ik ben even verrimpeld als het koppel...
Romántica, impredecible y trágica.
Amour is a challenging film to watch. A sad deterioration of eternal love and devotion, and a reflection on the longevity and fulfilment of a long life. Sure, it's a tough watch, but there are a few particularly moving moments that make Amour the most beautiful film about age I have ever seen.
amour>tokyo story>wild strawberries
I'm absolutely speechless. This is a film that only Michael Haneke could have delivered. With his purely contemplative and observant style, with his completely non-judgemental perception, with his outlook on life, he sends us a gift in the form of "Amour". It's an astonishing exploration of how we react differently to inevitable outcomes at different stages of our lives. It's about how we react when we're demonstrably out of our depth. It's about love. This is one to cherish; an equally beautiful and devastating film.
A brutally tough film to watch that pays off in the end.
"Kinematographie Birgt Liebe."
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