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11 June 2012
"Amour" - the winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival will open the 12th T-Mobile New Horizons IFF

On 19 July 2012, Michael Haneke's film, winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, will open the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival. Following films by Carlos Reygadas (Post Tenebras Lux), Cristian Mungi (Beyond the Hills) and Leos Carax (Holy Motors), it will be another winner of the main competition in Cannes screened as a part of the festival in Wrocław.

The main characters of the latest film by the author of The Piano Teacher and The White Ribbon are Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) - a married couple of musicians at the advanced age whose daughter (Isabelle Huppert) lives with her family abroad. One day, Anne suffers from a severe attack, as a result of which her health condition drastically worsens. The emotional ties connecting the couple for so many years are sorely tried. The film tells about the strength of love, affection and sacrifice.

Press opinions on the film:

"The secret of Amour is that on the one hand, it shows life as a trap without entrance, and on the other hand, somehow it encourages the viewers - life is presented as a priceless performance. The film makes us face facts with a non-sentimental hope. There is no doubt that it is a masterpiece."

Tadeusz Sobolewski, "Gazeta Wyborcza"

"The main advantage of the Haneke's film is the exceptional truth of every scene, every gesture and every conversation, as well as the great parts of an 81-year-old Jean-Louis Trintignant and an 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva. Amour is a great work of art telling about the essence of humanity and the relations of a couple."

Barbara Hollender, "Rzeczpospolita"

Amour will be displayed in the Polish cinemas from 2 November, a week after its international opening night. The Polish distributor of the film is Gutek Film.

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