Winter Film Series: "Amour"

Starts:Sunday, March 10, 2013  7:00 PMEnds:Monday, March 11, 2013  10:00 PM

Admission is $7.50 for adults, $7 for seniors, students and OCCA members. Tickets are available from the Newport Performing Arts Center box office, 777 W. Olive Street in Newport, 541-265-ARTS (2787). Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performance times.


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Monday, March 11, 2013

Time:7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Event Description:

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 to change.


Amour (French for "Love") is a 2012 French-language drama film written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis TrintignantEmmanuelle 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 her body. [4] 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 Festival, [5] [6] where it won the Palme d'Or. [7] It has been selected as the Austrian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, [8] making the January shortlist. [9] At the 25th European Film Awards, it was nominated in six categories, [10] 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. [11] At the 66th British Academy Film Awards it has been nominated in four categories, including Best Director and Best Leading Actress. [12] At the 85th Academy Awards the film has been nominated for five Academy Awards including Best PictureBest Actress in a Leading Role (Emmanuelle Riva), Best Original Screenplay (Michael Haneke), Best Director(Michael Haneke) and Best Foreign Language Film. [13] At the age of 85, Emmanuelle Riva is the oldest nominee for the Best Actress in a Leading Role. [14] [15] At the 38th César Awards it has been nominated in ten categories, including Best FilmBest DirectorBest Actor and Best Actress. [16]


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