Michael Haneke took home the Palme d’Or for The White Ribbon three years ago. This year, Haneke may be taking home a second Palme d’Or forAmour, which has received enthusiastic praise following its screening earlier today at the Cannes Film Festival. Starring veterans Jean-Louis Trintignant(The Conformist, Red) and Emmanuelle Riva (Hiroshima Mon Amour; Leon Morin, Priest) as an elderly couple facing illness and death as the biggest challenges to their love, Amour has been described as Haneke’s masterpiece. Or, in some cases, his latest masterpiece.
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