Whilst we would have been returning this month to Autumn activities, this year it is all different.
Monico Movies were looking forward to welcoming you to the beginning of our fifth year of screening wonderful movies for you, our local community in Rhiwbina.
Sadly this is not the case.
However, we can recommend the following film for you to watch this month, as we all wait for the time when we can be together again.
Successful screenwriter Michael Haneke has a reputation for making hard hitting thrillers during his career; but in Amour, made in 2012, he made a delicate and tender story of a lifetime of love in this immensely touching movie.
Anne (Emanuelle Riva) and Georges Laurent (Jean-Louis Trintignant) live a life of affectionate retirement in an elegant, Paris apartment.
After attending a concert one evening, Anne suffers a stroke the following morning as they pour each other tea in their simple, cosy kitchenette.
The story continues as Anne’s health deteriorates, whilst Georges shows his undying love for his wife.
Haneke and Emanuelle Riva don’t shy away from showing Anna’s gradual deterioration as she descends into a terrible shell of her former self. Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a gentle, compassionate role as he patiently cares for Anne whilst living with his own frailty.
Though dealing with a difficult subject, this film is uplifting in its portrayal of true love. Amour won many awards including the Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for the best foreign language film at its 85th awards. Emanuelle Riva became the oldest person to ever win a Bafta for best actress; she and Jean-Louis-Trintignant offer stunning performances in this film and we cannot recommend it highly enough.