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O Cinema Miami Shores @ MTC9806 NE 2nd Ave, Miami Shores (786) 565-FILM
An octogenarian couple find their love put to the ultimate test when one of them suffers a stroke, and the other must assume the role of the caretaker in this compassionate yet unsentimental drama from director Michael Haneke.
Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are retired classical-music teachers savoring their golden years in a comfortable apartment when Anne experiences a stroke that leaves her partially paralyzed. As devoted Georges struggles with the formidable task of becoming Anne’s full-time caretaker, a visit from their adult daughter Eva (Isabelle Huppert) reaffirms just how secluded from society the highly educated couple have become since retiring.
“Shot in long, static takes, Amour stares directly into the indignities of old age and the curse of a slow death.” – Miami Herald
“A tender, wrenching, impeccably directed story of love and death.” – New York Times
“Considering Haneke’s confrontational past, this poignantly acted, uncommonly tender two-hander makes a doubly powerful statement about man’s capacity for dignity and sensitivity when confronted with the inevitable cruelty of nature.” – Variety
“The title is french for love. The movie itself, indisputably the year’s best foreign-language film and an Oscar front-runner, defines what love is. And it does it the hard way.” – Rolling Stone
“Old age isn’t for sissies, and neither is this film.” – Rodger Ebert
“If you’ve seen someone you love through their dying, it may burn you up – but in an illuminating way.” – NPR