Have you seen the Oscar winning French film, Amour? I’d love to know your thoughts on it. I’ve been thinking all day how to sum this film up and the only words that come to my mind are heart-breaking love story!
It’s a raw, intimate, devastating, unflinching and honest portrayal of an elderly couple faced with death. The story asks many hard questions about life and to be absolutely honest, it’s one of the most moving films I’ve even seen. Even while typing this post, I get teary just thinking about it. Seeing your soul mate suffer is never easy but knowing the end is near must be devastating yet inevitable. It’s a film that initially will break your heart into millions of small pieces and make you cry uncontrollably to the point that your chest will feel all heavy, but ultimately will make you realize how amazing true love is. There is nothing better than sharing your life with someone you truly adore and when the end comes, it simply comes...but it will never outlast the true love that two people share. That lasts forever!
Bits and bobs:
- Jean-Louis Trintignant is a French icon and an outstanding actor who is 83 years old.
- He played in tons of French films and I've previously seen him in Three Colours: Red.
- Here is a rare interview with him.
- The Austrian director, Michael Haneke on the film. Must read!
- He also admits that his films are easier to make than to watch.
- Emmanuelle Riva played Anne in the film and she was nominated for an Oscar for her role. Furthermore, she is the oldest woman to have ever received a nomination for the Best Actress title.
- Here is an amazing vintage photo tribute to her.
- A few facts about Emmanuelle.
- Plus, this 85 years old lady is not planning to retire anytime soon. Her newest film is A Geek Type of Problem.
- Here is an intreview with her from 1959! What a beauty!
- You can read more about the story here.
- Michael Haneke once said: "Films that are entertainments give simple answers but I think that's ultimately more cynical, as it denies the viewer room to think. If there are more answers at the end, then surely it is a richer experience."
P.S: And here are a few more amazing, beautiful and watch-worthy films that you might like:)
(Photos via IMDb)