Barossa Film Club presents acclaimed French film “Amour” as its August screenings. Directed by Michael Hanneke and starring Emmanuelle Riva, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Isabelle Huppert, the film tells the story of Georges and Anne who are a couple of retired music teachers enjoying life in their eighties. However, Anne suddenly has a stroke at breakfast and their lives are never the same. That incident begins Anne’s harrowingly steep physical and mental decline as Georges attempts to care for her at home as she wishes. Even as the fruits of their lives and career remain bright, the couple’s hopes for some dignity prove a dispiriting struggle even as their daughter enters the conflict. In the end, George, with his love fighting against his own weariness and diminished future on top of Anne’s, is driven to make some critical decisions for them both.
Winner of a 2013 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Film Critic David Stratton commented, “This is a profound look at love about a couple who have lived with each other for so many years, know each other so well and this terrible thing that is facing them and there’s a serenity there which makes it even more moving, I think.”
The film will screen at the Faith College Wine Centre at 7.30 pm on Friday 18th August. Admission for Film Club members is free and membership is obtainable at the door. Inquiries to Imelda Carson at 8564 8225.