What’s love got to do with it? In the Oscar-nominated film “Amour,” apparently everything — and nothing.
Using stiff cinematography, a minimalist set and intricate performances, Austrian director Michael Haneke takes the audience on an unglorified journey through the last moments of life.
Set in France, “Amour” centers around elderly couple Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva).
When Anne has a stroke, Georges must go through the difficulties of nursing his paralyzed wife as her body slowly deteriorates.
The acting in this film is beyond phenomenal. Trintignant’s portrayal of Georges makes the viewer feel just as helpless as the character, who fights the guilt caused by his inability to save his wife.