Director Michael Haneke’s gorgeous looking, heartfelt drama Amour (Love) walked away with the top prize at this years Cannes festival, the second time to director has won it. Haneke last won the Pal d’Or in 2009 with The White Ribbon, but he has also won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes in 2001 for The Piano Teacher, and also won Best Director for Cache in 2005.
The first trailer for the film, which focuses on an elderly couple who’s lives are tested when the wife has a stroke, has now arrived, and we have it right here for you. The French language film looks incredibly moving, full of emotion and purity, and appears to be a heartwarming tale of undying love.
Michael Haneke writes and directs, and the film stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The film is due for release in UK cinemas 16th November.
In the film, Georges (Trintignant) and Anne (Riva) are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter (Huppert), who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple’s bond of love is severely tested.
By Matt Wavish