Beautiful review of Amour! Great work!
Brutally honest, Amour is an unflinching look at love in both its beauty and ugliness and the need for dignity in life for it to be worth living, that ranks as Michael Haneke’s best work yet.
There is a moment in Amour when the loving, understanding and all too patient Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) slaps his sick wife, Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) across the face and it hits the audience that Amour, in all its unvarnished reality is so uncomfortable to watch because it precisely aims for the soul, bypassing the typical movie gloss that tucks away the unpleasant aspects of a relationship. It is honest, yet saddening at the same time.
The movie, Haneke’s most intimate yet, revolves around an elderly couple, Georges and Anne who live a happy, retired life and love each other as much as elderly couples do. In many ways, the film strays away from the typical…
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