December 2, 2012

L'AMOUR!



The more than 2,700 members of the European Film Academy - filmmakers from across Europe - have voted for this year’s European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Malta AMOUR won as EUROPEAN FILM of 2012. It's a France, Germany, and Austria ensemble, produced by Margaret Menegoz, Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka and Michael Katz. "Amour", from director Michael Haneke won at EFA all the way. Best movie, best director, best actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant) best actrice (Emmanuelle Riva)! Here's the full Awards list.

Haneke's movies are very good and often not easy because they document the not so beautiful side of our society. I watched La pianiste a long time ago. It's about a woman that works as a piano teacher. She still lives with her mother. She secretly watches porn movies and plays sadomasochistic games with herself. When a student falls in love with her, she wants to play her games with him, but he's disgusted. This year I watched The white ribbon a movie that won Cannes Palm d'Or in 2009 and that was also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. This film is set in 1913 and deals with an authoritarian, fascist-like atmosphere in a small German city where children are subjected to rigid rules. As for L'amour I don't know much about it yet but I know it has great European actors and a Portuguese one called Rita Blanco plays a part in it too...

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