Getting The Notebook's sentimental ending at the end of our time, most of us will never get lucky getting that. We will have the sad ending in our life. Even if we embrace our death, others will be sad because they lose someone important. You can call Amour's a disturbing flick, but you can't deny it's also very romantic and honest. I want the love like Georges and Anne had more than anything I want in this world.
A heartbreaking movie that impressed me for showing the daily life of this couple in such an honest way. Incredible performances by Trintignant and Riva. The first scene is so beautiful and haunting, and the whole movie is brilliant, raw and masterfully directed by Haneke. It remembered me vividly of some things I've witnessed with my two great-grandmothers, while reminding me of my own mortality.
Emmanuelle Riva gives the greatest performance of the award season. Her convincing portrayal of a woman who slowly deteriorates in mind and body reminds us of the hardships everyone faces when a loved one is in failing health. If the Academy is as touched as I was, they will vote her the top honor. If not, they have no soul.
It's quite simply a beautiful piece of cinema. Haneke presents love in all its glory, ugliness and hurt right there on the screen. His visual style is one of my favourite, he holds one second longer where others would have cut long ago. The performances are as good as ever, especially from the leads, and Isabelle Huppert gives the emotion and passion to aid this brilliantly. Probably, best of 2012.
I had a grandmother in the same situation but in much worse conditions. It's not this pretty and this is not love. Love it's what my grandparents lived, a feeling that this younger generation isn't able to understand because they appreciate someone killing their beloved. She screamed of agony,she even had a phase that sad bad things about him and he still spent the money he don't have to keep her alive. That's love!
Definitely Haneke's most emotional movie. As a huge fan of Haneke already, I can safely say this is one of my absolute favorites of his (and of 2012). It's more difficult to watch (in a good way), more painful and more risky than most if not all of his previous efforts. This film delicately shows the love between a couple who've been together longer than I've been alive. Poetic, beautiful, sad, scary. Just amazing.
... I regard most of Haneke's oeuvre as masterpieces, but Amour is something else. I don't think I have ever seen a more honest film, nor do I think I have seen such a perfectly structured one. Emmanuelle Riva's performance is heart-breaking and cannot be described... it just needs to be seen. This is an infinitely maturer work from the greatest working filmmaker. I'm left fatigued with emotion. I'm left in tears.
Found this to be a return to the stripped down, essay-like form that Haneke worked with in his earlier films. Made me think of Bresson and Pialat's "Mouth Agape." Funny that Haneke has no problem scratching out the eyes of a mentally deficient child in "The White Ribbon" yet handles the decaying of an elderly person's body with such delicacy and respect. Perhaps this topic hit a little too close to home for him.