Michael Haneke’s Amour

Michael Haneke’s Amour will open in New York and Los Angeles this December. The film premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d’Or. It’s been selected for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Here’s the trailer…

“My films are intended as polemical statements against the American ‘barrel down’ cinema and its dis-empowerment of the spectator. They are an appeal for a cinema of insistent questions instead of false (because too quick) answers, for clarifying distance in place of violating closeness, for provocation and dialogue instead of consumption and consensus.”

 

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