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dir. Michael Haneke / France, Austria, Germany 2012 / 125’
subtitles: Polish and English


Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud


Cannes IFF 2012 – Golden Palm

Film description

The tale of an aging couple: spouses, companions, friends. Their relationship is nearly symbiotic – they are two integral parts of one living organism and both are essential to its harmonious existence. But the calm order of things, built daily, over long years, is destroyed by a solitary event. At first, the effects of Anne’s stroke are barely noticeable. But soon, hopes of improvement will come up against cold realities. The upheaval of Anne and Georges’ life is contained within the walls of their home, whose space is director Michael Haneke’s petri dish for experimenting with the question what next?.

In Love, Haneke tames the fear of death that is indelibly inscribed in every one of us. He does so earnestly, without the rose-colored glasses of mainstream attempts at the theme. In this, the most human of his films, he examines a love that is stronger even than death. Residents of a thoroughly secular France, the couple likely did not kneel at an altar to make vows of for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part. Yet, faith notwithstanding, this story proves the lasting truth of the declaration with deeply sincere emotion.

Prepared by: Anna Tatarska

Information about director

Michael Haneke

Born in 1942 in Munich. His mother was an actress, his father both actor and director. Soon after the WWII the family moved to settle in Vienna. Michael Haneke studied psychology, philosophy and theatrology. He was a film critic, and worked in theatres and television. His big screen debut in 1989 was The Seventh Continent. After eight years came his first international success with Funny Games. The position of the master of European cinema was ensured with such films as Code Unknown…, The Piano Teacher and Hidden. Many of his films were presented in Cannes, where they obtained The Golden Palm, Jury Special Prize, Special Mention for directing or FIPRESCI Prize. He received several nominations for European Film Awards.

Selected filmography

1989 Siódmy kontynent / Der Siebente Kontinent / The Seventh Continent

1992 Benny's Video

1994 71 Fragmentów / 71 Fragmente einer Chronologie des Zufalls / 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance

1997 Funny Games

2001 Pianistka / La Pianiste / The Piano Teacher

2005 Ukryte / Caché / Hidden

2007 Funny Games U.S.

2009 Biała wstążka / Das weiße Band / A White Ribbon

2012 Miłość / Amour / Love

Prepared by: Anna Tatarska


director: Michael Haneke
screenplay: Michael Haneke
cinematography: Darius Khondji
editing: Monia Willi, Nadine Muse
cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud
producer: Margaret Ménégoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz
production: Les Films du Losange, X-Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film, France 3 Cinéma, ARD Degeto Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, France Télévisions, Canal+, Ciné+, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen
Polish distributor: Gutek Film
awards: Cannes IFF 2012 – Golden Palm
language: French
colouration: colour
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