Carrick Film Society is showing ‘Amour’ on Thursday, March 28, in Carrick Cineplex.
Directed by the multi-talented Michael Haneke, awarded this year’s Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars and the recipient of literally hundreds of awards, this extraordinarily-moving film begins with firemen breaking into an elegant Parisian apartment to find an elderly woman dead. The story behind these tragic circumstances unfolds through a series of flashbacks, revealing the dead woman, Anne, and her husband, Georges, to be retired piano teachers. Their daughter, Eva, also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day Anne suffers a stroke.
Jean-Louis Trintignant, as Georges, perfectly captures the resolve that eventually borders on obsession, as the woman he loves gradually disappears before his eyes and he does whatever he can to prevent it, although he knows it’s impossible.
Haneke explores the meaning of love in this deeply affecting drama. But the real power of the film comes from the extraordinary performances by the two veteran leads and the controlled, quietly-anguished depiction of authentic despair and devotion. ‘A masterpiece’.
All films are shown at Carrick Cineplex on Thursdays at 8.30pm.
For further information, call 086 3856 776.