Michael Haneke's Amour Coming to U.S.
Good news for Michael Haneke fans, which, of course, means everyone: Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to Amour, the new film by the director behind Cache, Funny Games and the Cannes-winning The White Ribbon. The brief description, as provided by SPC: "In the film, Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter (Isabelle Huppert), who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested." Fantastic. Expect Amour to premiere in competition next month at Cannes; visit Movieline on Thursday for the full lineup. [Press release]