Cork Cine Club Presents Michael Haneke’s
Thu 3 October in St. John’s Central College
filmmaking at the highest pitch of intelligence” – Guardian (5 Stars)
Cork Cine Club presents Love (Amour – France 2012), a masterpiece from Michael Haneke, the director of Hidden and The White Ribbon, in St. John’s Central College, Sawmill Street, Cork City on Thursday 3 October at 8pm.
Haneke’s second Palme d’Or winner shows the director as a filmmaker of incomparable seriousness and weight. This passionate, intimate drama can be compared to Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage.
The Guardian gave it five stars, calling it ‘filmmaking at the highest pitch of intelligence.’
An elderly Parisian couple, both retired classical music teachers, still enjoy each other’s company and life’s simple pleasures. Their daughter (Isabelle Huppert), also a musician, lives in London with her family. One day Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) has a mild stroke and Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) insists on looking after her. But when a second one strikes, life as they knew it is over.
In this poignant exploration of the power of love, Haneke’s direction and marvellous performances from two legendary French actors leave one breathless and deeply moved.
Other films In Season Nine are Lore (Germany, 2012) on 10 October; Blessed (Australia 2009) on 17 October; The Gatekeepers(documentary – Israel, 2012) on 24 October; Kuma (Second Wife – Austria 2012) on 7 November; White Elephant (Elefante Blanco – Argentina, 2012) on Thursday 14 November; Jiro Dreams Of Sushi (Documentary – Japan, 2012) on Thursday 21 November; andCome As You Are (Hasta La Vista – Belgium, 2011) on Thursday 28 November.
Cine Club membership is included in the ticket price of €8.50/€7. Trailers and reviews can be found on www.corkcineclub.com, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Tickets are sold at the door. Foreign language films are subtitled.
Cork Cine Club is a volunteer-run organisation whose mission is to give local audiences the chance to see a range of world cinema not usually available on commercial cinema screens. Since its founding in 2010, the Cine Club has offered more than 80 of the best in independent films to Cork cinephiles.
Cork Cine Club is supported by access>CINEMA, a resource organization for regional cultural cinema, and by The Arts Council of Ireland.