AMOUR
2012, Sony Pictures Classics, 127 min, France, Dir: Michael Haneke

The latest film from acclaimed writer-director Michael Haneke was inspired by a similar situation in his own family. Retired music teachers Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) and George (Jean-Louis Trintignant) are living a quiet life in their Paris apartment when Anne suffers a stroke. Her condition deteriorates following surgery, and she exacts a promise from her husband not to send her to a nursing home - but the strain of caring for his wife mounts on George, and daughter Eva (Isabelle Huppert) is little help. This heart-breaking look at love in the twilight of life won the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and was named best film of the year by Time magazine. In French with English subtitles.


BENNY’S VIDEO
1992, Wega Film, 105 min, Austria, Switzerland, Dir: Michael Haneke

Obsessed with recording mundane street life with his video camera, 14-year-old Benny ends up videotaping himself murdering a girlfriend. The quiet teen runs the tape for his stunned parents, who choose to conceal his crime. In German with English subtitles.


CACHÉ
2005, Sony Pictures Classics, 117 min, France, Dir: Michael Haneke

TV host Daniel Auteuil's already strained marriage to Juliette Binoche gets even more tense when they start receiving surveillance tapes revealing that someone is recording their private lives. Auteuil's investigation into the source of the videos leads him on a troubling journey into his own past - and, in ace director Michael Haneke's hands, into the nature of denial in all its forms. A chilling, one-of-a-kind masterpiece. In French with English subtitles.


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