Amour, Wednesday, January 16th, 5:45pm, Front Lobby of the TIFF Lightbox

From TIFF Website:

Screen legends Jean-Lous Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva are ineffably moving as an elderly couple facing their own mortality in the Palme d'Or–winning new work by modern master Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon). Note

Selected as Best Picture of 2012 by the US National Society of Film Critics

Palme d'Or, Cannes Film Festival 2012

Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2012

The celebrated new film from revered Austrian auteur Michael Haneke draws on the extraordinary talents of two of the finest and most legendary performers in the history of French cinema — Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva — for a wrenching study of mortality and devotion. Retired music teachers Georges and Anne Laurent, contentedly ensconced in their long-established domestic routines, have their world irrevocably shattered when Anne begins to display the symptoms of a stroke. As Anne slips ever further away, Georges struggles to care for her in the home they have shared for so long, each day bringing new, painful challenges. Featuring exquisite performances by Trintignant, Riva, and Haneke regular Isabelle Huppert as the couple's dutiful but distant daughter, Amour is a magisterial work from one of contemporary cinema's most brilliant artists.

 

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  • Krystyna

    It was a great experience, Brian. Excellent movie for those who don't mind looking unflinchingly at life, and nice socializing afterwards. Thanks a lot.

    January 17, 2013

    • May

      So, what was the general feeling of the group about the way she died? I am intrigued. I kind understand what he did, he loved her and cared for her so much that he didn't feel it was wrong to end her life. What do you think group?

      January 17, 2013

    • Me

      For Brian: Thanks for organizing this. Great meetup. Sorry, for not attending the post-discussion. I had an urgent matter to tend to. Next time! For May: If euthanasia were permitted, then perhaps people wouldn't be driven to such extremes. I commend Oregan and Netherlands for their laws in this regard. Let's hope Quebec is successful in their efforts for such laws.

      1 · January 17, 2013

  • Walter

    Very thought provoking.

    January 17, 2013

  • Brian

    It was an excellent film and I would recommend it. Dealing with old age and dying the acting and screenwriting were perfect. I found the film surprisingly tender and considering the circumstances the love was deeper and stronger than any other conventional love story. It certainly deserved the five stars Now Magazine gave it.

    1 · January 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really hope to make it. Have a 4:00 appointment that could run late and ruin my best intentions. Apology in advance if I'm not there, won't know till around 5:00.

    January 16, 2013

    • Brian

      Thanks for the heads up.

      January 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a post movie discussion planned?

    January 14, 2013

    • May

      Unfortunately I cannot. I have a seminar to attend. I watched the movie, so sad I cannot be on the discussion. Great acting and very real. Maybe I can chat with you later about it. :)

      January 15, 2013

    • Brian

      I would definitely like to hear your opinion, so we can discuss at the next event you can attend.

      January 15, 2013

  • Brian

    The three main actors are French film royalty, staring in scores of movies from the New Wave onward. This movie was sold out when I tried to get a ticket during Toronto Film Festival so I will be looking forward to seeing it now.

    January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great choice! Today's NOW Magazine gave it five "N's".
    http://www.nowtoronto.com/movies/story.cfm?content=190693

    January 10, 2013

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