All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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 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…
Not quite accurate to mark this as a Liked film. Humbling, harrowing, devastating. It's simplicity and lingering, static shots probe into your soul and your heart. Surprisingly not emotionally manipulative for Handke, which it certainly didn't need.
It's Michael Haneke's re-interpretation of On Golden Pond.
AGEING IS TERRIFYING
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
This was my first Haneke. It will not be my last.
Two legendary frenchies (Riva: Hiroshima mon amour; Trintignant: Il confirmista, Z, Il sorpasso, Rouge) star in this romance-drama that's guaranteed to fuck with your grandma's tear ducts and make Alec Baldwin feel awful for masturbating.
Simply put, this is a film that Godard probably shat his pants over so much so that his shades fell off inside the Cannes theater.
This movie was so involving that I had to remind myself to focus on the cinematography.
Um olhar devastador na velhice,retrato honesto do profundo amor entre o casal e responsabilidade difícil. Emocionante.
Painful to watch but I couldn't look away - so beautiful.
Gisteren was ik van plan om naar het Filmfest Gent te gaan, uiteindelijk ben ik drankjes gaan nuttigen op die boot tegenover de Kinepolis.
Om toch maar een film te zien die avond, heb ik Amour beginnen opnieuw te kijken. Deze namiddag de tweede helft gezien, naar aanleiding van Michael Haneke die vanavond komt spreken in Brussel.
Deze film blijft me toch pakken. De subtiliteit in regie sijpelt overal prachtig door. Regie & acteerwerk, en een prachtige cinematografie.
Ik hou echt van deze film.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…