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Amour

Update: The movie is on 2 screens at the Kendall, and we'll be going to the 4:25 showing.

Given the likely high demand for this highly praised film I thought I'd add another meetup besides John's. The time is estimate; when the Kendall finalizes the exact time I'll update. And as always for the Kendall, advanced ticket purchase is advised.

About the film:

Provocative writer/director Michael Haneke (Caché, The Piano Teacher), who previously won the Palme d'Or for The White Ribbon, won the prestigious Cannes award again for Amour ("Love"). Treating his characters with unusual warmth and sympathy, his new drama shows old age and death with unflinching honesty, but nevertheless lives up to its title. This is a touching portrait of a longtime married couple, whose bond of love remains strong facing any hardship. It stars two of France's best-loved actors, both in their eighties: Jean-Louis Trintignant (A Man and a Woman, Z, The Conformist) and Emmanuelle Riva (Hiroshima Mon Amour); both are superb. Georges and Anne are retired music teachers, living in a spacious apartment in Paris, venturing out occasionally to attend a concert by one of their former students. When Anne has an attack, Georges devotes himself to her care. Heartbreaking, uncommonly tender and haunting. With Isabelle Huppert. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress (Riva). In French. (Fully subtitled)

After the film we'll go to an area restaurant for discussion.

Hope you can make it!

Lisa

 

 

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  • John

    Diane, we believe she said she was a Classified Ad addict, as she was angling for the house in the will.

    January 28, 2013

  • Susan

    Chris, it was wonderful to make your acquaintence last night. We were all so sorry you weren't able to join us for food, drink, and discussion. Parking is a real pain. Look forward to seeing you at another meetup.

    January 27, 2013

  • Diane

    Wonderful. Question we have for those seeing it tomorrow. The conversation the daughter had with the mom. Did she infer that she was an addict?

    January 26, 2013

  • Christina E.

    Sorry--no place at all to park. Red Line next time. Enjoy the evening!

    January 26, 2013

  • Lisa

    You can look for me before, but given the size of our group and likely crowded theater, it might not be possible. And if given a choice between sitting together and being near the back of the theater, I for one will choose the back. Keep an eye out, and I'll try to be there by 4.

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can we meet before the movie? I am looking forward to the post-film discussion, but it would also be nice to sit together.

    January 25, 2013

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