Watch: Michael Haneke's Cannes Palme d'Or Winner 'Amour' Trailer

November 9, 2012
Source: Apple


Before Michael Haneke's film Amour won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival this summer, our own Alex Billington was not impressed. Everyone has their own tastes. But soon other cinephiles will be able to judge for themselves as the film (which also hit Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals) heads to theaters next month. Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva star in the film about an aging couple who have the bond of their love tested by the passing of time and the literal weakness of their hearts. Many found it moving and powerful, a reminder of mortality. Judge for yourself after watching the trailer!

Watch the official US trailer for Michael Haneke's Amour, in high def from Apple:

Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers and their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. Michael Haneke (Funny Games, Cache, The White Ribbon) writes and directs Amour which debuted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer and won the covetedĀ Palme d'Or. Isabelle Huppert also stars in the film which played at Telluride, TIFF and NYFF and heads to limited theaters just before Christmas this year on December 19th. Well?

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


saw Amour at NYFF. By far best of year, a real treat for cinephiles who love acting. So moved by Riva's performance, strongest performance I'v seen in a while.

Murtada Elfadl on Nov 9, 2012


that looks like a very nice film...LOVED the piano score.

beevis on Nov 9, 2012


This looks terribly boring, but maybe it's just a bad trailer.

Matt Peloquin on Nov 9, 2012


Goddam these Europeans and their boring films about life, love and death. Can't we just keep getting movies with adults playing teenagers getting up to some sort of jolly japery? Looks decent enough.

Carpola on Nov 10, 2012

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