Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have set a date of December 19th for the New York and Los Angeles release of Michael Haneke’s Amour, which was just awarded the acclaimed Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
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.
Amour marks the third film between Haneke and Sony Pictures Classics. The previous titles include Caché, which won the Best Director award and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, and the 2009 Palme dOr winner The White Ribbon.