Amour

Aging, love and heartbreak make a moving film

Michael Haneke's (The White Ribbon, Caché) latest film tackles aging and love—the harsh fate that can befall anyone after eight or so decades on this planet, and bearing witness to this happening to your spouse. We encounter Anne and Georges (Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant) at the beginning of Anne’s decline. While Haneke suggests they’ve lived a fulfilling life (this hinted at by the people who visit and the souvenirs that garnish the interior), things become increasingly tense as Anne’s disintegration gets worse and their posh apartment becomes the site of deterioration and isolation from the outside world. While this subject matter is far from uplifting, Haneke handles it well, both in his writing and his directing, and the actors truly bring it to life in such a way that it seems impossible not to be moved by this movie.

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Now Playing

Amour is not showing in any theaters in the area.

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment

What others are saying

  • Get more Halifax

    Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.