DAVIDSON FILM CLUB
“Amour” to be Shown at the Armour Street Theatre
“Amour,” a Davidson Film Club Sponsored Film, will be shown at the Armour Street Theatre on Saturday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m.
The film was directed in 2012 by Michael Haneke (France/Austria, in French w/English subtitles), and is two hours and seven minutes in length.
Georges and Anne are a couple of retired music teachers enjoying life in their eighties. However, Anne suddenly has a stroke at breakfast, and their lives are never the same afterwards. That incident begins Anne’s harrowingly steep physical and mental decline as Georges attempts to care for her at home, as she wishes. In the end, Georges, with his love struggling against his own weariness and the diminished future of both of them, is driven to make some critical decisions for them both.
Amour won the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Oscars, the Golden Globes, and the British Oscars (the BAFTAs). It also won the Palme d’Or, the highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and five French “Oscars” (that is, Césars), including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Original Screenplay—in addition to another 77 prizes and 103 nominations at major film festivals around the world.
“Amour” is a poignantly relevant must-see film.