Hi everyone! This Tuesday let's watch AMOUR, the new French film about a sophisticated and musical but very old couple whose declining health tests their lifetime of love and caring. This movie is running an amazing 92% on rottentomatoes.com, who describe its "towering performances" and "honest, heartwrenching depiction of deep love and responsibility". It was recently nominated for an Academy Award for best picture, which is extremely rare for non-English-language films. The Toronto Star gives it 4/4 and says it is "one of the best films of 2012 ... the simplest yet most passionate film of Haneke's incredible career". So let's check it out -- please come see it with us!
SHOWTIME: 7:00 pm on Tuesday January 29 at the Varsity Cinema. (movie length = 2h07m; in French with English subtitles)
MEETING TIME: 6:30-6:40pm
MEETING LOCATION: At the Varsity Cinema, just past the ticket-takers, by the customer service desk. Look for tall hairy Jeff with a yellow MEETUP sign.
TICKETS: This movie costs just $7.99 (or $7.19 with a Scene card); you may wish to purchase your ticket in advance at http://www.cineplex.com/Theatres/TheatreDetails/Cineplex-Odeon-Varsity-and-VIP-Cinemas.aspx
MOVIE INFO AND REVIEWS: See http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/771307454/
AFTER THE MOVIE: Let's all discuss the movie for a few minutes as a group right in the cinema lobby. Then, interested persons are invited to join me for drinks and socialising, probably at the Foxes Den bar at 1075 Bay Street.
I hope to see you there!
Best wishes, Jeff