Get ready for a spot of Amour when Tansley Film screens its first film of 2014.
The French film Amour (12A) can be seen at Tansley Village Hall on Tuesday, January 7.
Amour was released to much critical acclaim.
Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian describes it as, “a masterpiece of power and pathos.”
The film also deservedly won The 2012 Palme D’Or in Cannes, The London Critics’ Circle Film of the Year and the 2013 Oscar for Best Foreign Film, an impressive roster of achievements that give some indication of its considerable merits as a film.
Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke directs three legends of the French cinema, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert.
Trintignant and Riva are Georges and Anne, both retired music teachers, who are living a very contented retirement.
That is, until Anne suffers a stroke and declines into dementia.
Anne has made her husband promise never to put her in a hospital or a home and cares for her in their apartment.
It is a film that resonates as Michael Haneke confronts the universal issues of ageing and death.
It is a powerful and intelligent film with some wonderfully comic moments.
Screening of the film starts at 7.30pm in Tansley Village Hall.
Refreshments are available from 7pm. No membership is required.
Tickets cost £4. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01629 584243/07748 545287.
Forthcoming films in the current season are: The Impossible (February 4) starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts; the Oscar-winning Lincoln (March 4); Before Midnight (April 1); and a mystery film on May 6.