All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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…
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…
Film #23 of the "Scavenger Hunt 2" Challenge!
Task #17 : A depressing film!
Perhaps the most accessible film in Haneke's repertoire but no less devastating! In fact it was too painfully real! The film makes one pause briefly to contemplate their own mortality!
The actors gave incredibly strong performances! To their credit I felt as if I was a "fly on the wall" spying like a peeping tom on a real life aging couple!
While I can't call this entertaining I can say it was extraordinarily realistic and impeccably done!
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…
Another Haneke masterpiece. This movie is absolutely amazing, and features some of the best acting I've ever seen. Everything about it is perfect and you owe it to yourself to watch this movie right now. Not easy to sit through, but rewarding in its own ways.
This is nothing less than a beautiful film about the truest form of love there is, and it is insanely satisfying but frightening to see it done so well.
Haneke's films are essentially about the biggest fears people have, and this one is about the most essential one of them: death. We've all wondered about it, but this is the most realistic form of such that I've seen represented on film.
The performances and the screenplay flow excellently, but I was surprised with how vivid the cinematography was. Every shot is done to an insanely accurate level of realism, and Haneke truly went the extra mile (as he always does) to make sure everything has a purpose.
I do have…
My mother sobbed through the entire film. I don't blame her.
Haneke is unashamedly a provocateur. But, where he's often finger-wagging with the likes of CACHE, FUNNY GAMES, or THE WHITE RIBBON, and I can't seem to find a reason to torture his audience so much with this one. Riva delivers one of the finest performances in recent memory, but I can't help but feeling it was mostly for naught.
No digo que este film sea una desgarradora oda al amor.
No digo que sus dos actores protagonistas hagan un excelente trabajo.
No digo que esos planos estáticos y largos transmitan al espectador una forma de espiar en una casa extraña, escondidos en un armario.
No digo que Haneke dirija bien.
Lo que si que digo es que me ha parecido lenta, depresiva, desagradable y aburrida.
Que se le va a hacer, uno no puede ser perfecto.
Nota = 5
Written and directed by Michael Haneke this film stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. An old man struggles to care for his wife as her health deteriorates after a stroke.
You could almost see this as a documentary such is the realist approach to telling the story of age and despair. There is no melodrama or cliché here, just a cold look at the struggle of the elderly and the way others treat them. I really enjoyed the performances, especially of Emmanuelle Riva who is outstanding as the increasingly disabled wife.
Haneke sure is a good director, eh?
This film is both touching, heartfelt, depressing, and realistic.
It's a harsh but authentic 2 hour journey on the inevitability of life and the sacrifices we make for love.
This movie was sad, and its metaphorical ending certainly brought profound messages to my mind.
Great movie. Long takes are astounding. I love naturalistic acting.
Sad, but not the weepfest I was expecting from my friend's feedback.
Mostly feels like a frank and realistic look at how people's health can decline after a stroke and how this affects the people close to them. Reminded me of my grandfather, who had a stroke and spent a *long* time just hanging in there. The human body is a treacherous thing.
Well-acted, very believable. I don't know why, but I didn't see the ending coming. Works though.
Special mention to the soundtrack.
Also...that nurse, man. Quelle bitch.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Originally a list made prior to Cannes 2014, now updated every mid-April.
This is every Palme d'Or nominee since the…