Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes and Best Foreign Language Film at the 2013 Academy Awards, this French drama directed by Michael Haneke (The White Ribbon, Funny Games) examines old age, infirmity and mortality with relentless honesty as it depicts the relationship of a couple in their eighties. More
Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Academy Award nominee Emmanuelle Riva) are retired music teachers in their eighties whose lives are fulfilled by music and their love for one another. But when Anne suddenly sits staring blankly at her husband one day, it signals the first onset of a mental and physical deterioration that will test their love's ability to endure an inevitable conclusion.
This is the second Palme d'Or that Haneke has won, placing him in an elite category of just seven directors that have been twice honoured with the supreme award at Cannes. Hide