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Cannes Review: Age & Illness Test Love In Michael Haneke's Unflinching 'Amour'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 20, 2012 6:06 AM
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Michael Haneke makes it clear from the opening of the film exactly where he's going in "Amour." Kicking off with a literal bang, a team of police officers force open the door of a flat in France, and with masks over their mouths, they walk around the apartment, open the windows and finally find what they're looking for. A dead body, respectfully surrounded by flowers, lays in a bed. And in pure Haneke fashion, this is when he throws up the title card for "Amour," a movie that is, to put it simply, two hours of a woman dying.

Watch: English-Subtitled Trailer For Michael Haneke's 'Amour'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • May 14, 2012 9:01 AM
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You may not have noticed, but the Cannes Film Festival begins this week, and it won’t be long before we start hearing how the latest cinematic offerings of a whole host of prolific directors stack up. One of said directors with a new film at the festival is everyone’s favorite German auteur, Michael Haneke, who returns to Cannes for the first time since 2009 when “The White Ribbon” (perhaps his finest piece of work) took home the Palme d’Or.

First Look At Jean-Louis Trintignant & Emmanuelle Riva In Michael Haneke's 'Amour'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 10, 2012 12:49 PM
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Having been kept tightly under wraps for more than a year, with its Cannes Festival Premiere just over a week away, we finally have our first official look at Michael Haneke's "Amour."

Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Michael Haneke's 'Amour'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2012 4:52 PM
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While nearly every major film rumored for Cannes has had stills or info of some kind hit the web, Michael Haneke has managed to keep pretty much everything about his next endeavor "Amour" under wraps, but it looks like we're going to soon see a lot more from the movie.

The Playlist's Most Anticipated Foreign-Language Films Of 2012

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 6, 2012 10:35 AM
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Forget the multiplex, what's going to be heating up the arthouse this year? 2011 saw some fantastic foreign flicks not only crowding top ten lists ("Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives," "A Separation," "Le Havre," etc) but even some like the ode-to-silent-cinema "The Artist" entering serious Oscar chit chat. Nearly every weekend, smaller arthouses showcased exciting alternatives to the general empty-headed nonsense that fills the bigger arenas when it's not October, November, and December. If you had the eyesight for subtitles and were willing to take a chance, there was a remedy for every "Cowboys & Aliens" just around the corner.

Snubbed? Who's Missing In The 2011 Cannes Line-Up?

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 14, 2011 3:04 AM
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As one of the most highly anticipated film festivals on the planet -- the Olympics of cinema as it were -- each spring the looming arrival of the Cannes Film Festival line-up brings with it a near feeding frenzy of anticipation (except for those actually awaiting the summer tentpole season).

Walter Salles' 'On The Road' Unlikely To Debut At Cannes; Michael Haneke's 'Love' May Be Ready

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 28, 2011 1:19 AM
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Beat Generation Tale Not In Black & White As First Envisioned?Put simply, Waltes Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" is a film we're anticipating this year with as much excitement as any other. Unfortunately it looks like that wait will have to be a tad longer as any surprise appearance at the Croisette this May is unlikely, with one of the film's supporting cast members, Alice Braga, telling Pilula Pop the production is working towards a 2012 release after recently wrapping principal photography.

18 Foreign Films We're Looking Forward To In 2011

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • January 10, 2011 5:49 AM
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Alright, we've already done three Most Anticipated pieces, two Escapist and Popcorn fare pieces and here's more. Yes, it doesn't end, here's more for perhaps what you might call the more discerning reader.

Michael Haneke's 'These Two' Changes Title To 'Love'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 27, 2010 4:16 AM
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Is the usually grim and ruthless Michael Haneke becoming an old softie? The director, who is gearing up to shoot his next film early in the new year, has quietly changed the title from "These Two" to "Love." Awww.

Michael Haneke Considered 'Blood Meridian,' Has Epic Sci-Fi Gambling Movie He Wants To Make

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • December 22, 2010 4:14 AM
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Who would expect anything other than frustrating dissent and people spouting derogatory terms when navigating IMDB message boards? The answer is practically no one, but that doesn't mean we don't frequent them from time to time -- nerd lingo would call it "lurking" -- because sometimes, news falls through the cracks. And yes, we just alluded to IMDB forums being below a cracked surface. Moving on…

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