Sunday, 1 June 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 173: Mon Jun 23

Amour (Haneke, 2012): Phoenix Cinema, 7pm

Introduced by Observer film critic Mark Kermode, and followed by a Q&A with psychoanalyst Margot Waddell and film theorist Laura Mulvey.

Chicago Reader review:
Love is measured in devotion, and devotion in the minutes and hours of suffering, in this harrowing and moving romance from Austrian master Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon, Cache). Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva play a long-married couple trying to adjust as the wife, a piano teacher, suffers a series of strokes that leave her paralyzed and finally bedridden. Anger, humiliation, and despair all take their toll, but Riva, extraordinary in the role, also communicates the class, intelligence, and beauty that the husband still sees. His tireless attention to her as her body breaks down and her spirit wilts is a thing of wonder to Haneke, who has put his finger on a very particular kind of heartbreak: seeing a lover give up not on you but on the life you've shared.
JR Jones

Here is the trailer.

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