Review: Georges and Anne are a cultivated, retired music teachers. They have a daughter who lives in Britain with her family and who is also a musician. One day, Anne has a stroke and the couples bond of love is tested to the limits.
Director: Michael Haneke
Actors: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, William Shimell, Dinara Drukarova and Laurent Capelluto
Genre: Art House, Drama, International and Romance
A very hard hitting drama. I found this very moving and touching to watch. A film that makes you not want to get old. This is a very well constructed film. Michael Haneke does a very good job of directing the film. I particularly like the long shots that he does in this film. Emmanuelle Riva hated the idea of going home during the production of the filming because of the air pollution of the city so decided to stay on the set. Apparently Michael Haneke wrote the script for Jean-Louis Trintignant and with him in mind to play the part. At the end of the film I was very sad but also emotionally moved by the whole film. At the Academy Awards in 2013 this won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year. At the Golden Globe Awards in 2013 this won Best Foreign Language Film. At the Bafta Awards in 2013 this won for Best Leading Actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and also Best Film not in the English Language. At the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 Michael Haneke won the Palme d’Or Award.