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.
Just two days before the Cannes Film Festival is set to reveal their feature film lineup, Sony Pictures Classics has announed that it’s picked up all North American rights to “Amour.” Coincidence? We doubt it. And considering every film Haneke has directed in the last fifteen years has premiered at Cannes (except the “Funny Games” remake) this is as good a bet as you’re going to get.
Starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert the story follows the elderly couple Georges (Trintignant) and Anne (Riva), who are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers, but one day Anne has an attack that tests their bond. Huppert plays their daughter, a musician who lives abroad with her family, who presumably returns home following the incident. And if it’s anything like the Haneke we know and love, things aren’t going to be easy by any stretch.
No word yet on a release date, but you can bet if it the film makes Cannes and wows those on the Palais, you’ll see this before the year is out.