Amour is a French-language romantic drama film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant. Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert. The subject of “Amour” is powerful and true; that's what makes Haneke's rigid contrivances all the more repellent.
When it was announced, about three years ago, that Michael Haneke had made a movie called Amour, those familiar with the Austrian. Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or-winning film Amour will strike some as brutal, as its elderly characters grapple with the indignities of ageing. Michael Haneke's effortlessly graceful picture will come to be seen as one of the greatest films about the confrontation of death and ageing.
The director of Amour, Michael Haneke, is a famously fastidious artist. He has been accused in the past of being too clinical and dispassionate with his material . By Christoph Huber. Besting Bille August by a year, it has taken Austrian director Michael Haneke only four to join what we cynical film critics like to call the Emir.