Director: Michael Haneke
Writer(s): Michael Haneke
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, and Isabelle Huppert
Awards: Golden Globes: Best Foreign Language Film (Won), Cannes: Palme d'Or (Won), and Academy Awards: Best Achievement in Directing, Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Nominated)
Running Time: 127 minutes
Well into their eighties, George and Anne are cultivated, retired music teachers. After attending a performance by one of Anne’s former pupils, Anne suddenly goes silent and cannot respond to George as she remains in a catatonic state. George tries to get her attention, but with no time to spare, he goes off in search of help. Through this beautifully written story by director Michael Haneke, the couples bond of love is severely tested and will forever change their lives.