The International Film Series Winter 2013 began Feb. 10 &
11. Presented by the Bijou Theatre, the film series features
award-winning independent and major-studio films. Films are subject
Amour (French for "Love") is a 2012
French-language drama film written and directed by the
Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The narrative
focuses on an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who are retired
music teachers with a daughter who lives abroad. Anne suffers
a stroke which paralyses her on one side of
 The film is a co-production between the French,
German, and Austrian companies Les Films du
Losange, X-Filme Creative Pool, and Wega Film.
The film was screened at the 2012 Cannes Film
 where it won the Palme d'Or.
 It has been selected as the Austrian entry for
the Best Foreign
Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards,
 making the January shortlist.
 At the 25th European Film Awards, it
was nominated in six categories,
 winning in four, including Best Film and Best
Director. At the 47th National
Society of Film Critics Awards it won the awards for Best
Film, Best Director and Best Actress.
 At the 66th British Academy Film
Awards it has been nominated in four categories, including
Best Director and Best Leading Actress.
 At the 85th Academy Awards the film
has been nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading
Role (Emmanuelle Riva), Best
Original Screenplay (Michael Haneke), Best Director(Michael
Haneke) and Best Foreign
 At the age of 85, Emmanuelle Riva is the oldest
nominee for the Best Actress in a Leading Role.
 At the 38th César Awards it has been
nominated in ten categories, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.
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