Michael Haneke’s ‘Amour’ Picked Up by Sony Pictures Classics
We haven’t heard much about Michael Haneke‘s new film ‘Amour,’ but with Cannes announcing its lineup in the next two days, it’s almost guaranteed that Haneke’s latest effort will join the festivities.
But before that announcement, even better news for the director: He’s already secured distribution.
The Playlist reports that Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the rights to distribute the film in North America. They also note that every Haneke film from the last fifteen years with the exception of ‘Funny Games’ — the director’s English language remake of his own film — has played Cannes, which means we can probably expect ‘Amour’ to be on the lineup when it’s released in the next couple of days.
Haneke is best known here for the aforementioned ‘Funny Games’ remake starring Naomi Watts and Tim Roth, while his last film — the award winning ‘The White Ribbon’ — was a bit more divisive.
‘Amour’ stars Isabella Huppert as the daughter of an elderly couple (Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva) who returns home to care for her retired music teacher parents after an attack strains their relationship. Presumably we can expect something much more dark lurking beneath the surface of this story, as is typical with Haneke’s work.