It’s the week boys and girls. It’s the first week of The Cannes Film Festival.
With the festival launching this week, we should be privy to a handful of trailers and photos from films making their debut at the festival, one of the most anticipated being director Michael Haneke’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or winning The White Ribbon, Amour.
Starring Emanuelle Riva, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Alexandre Tharaud and Isabelle Huppert, the film follows ‘a pair of cultivated, retired music teachers and their daughter, who is a musician, and lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack, after which the couple’s bond of love is severely tested.’
A French trailer has hit for the film, and while we don’t have much context given the lack of subtitles, the film itself looks ripped right out of the canon of Haneke. The film looks icy, cold, distant and brooding, without seeming to lack that emotional heft. I’m a huge fan of Haneke as a filmmaker, and this trailer makes the film look like one of the best films that the auteur has been behind. We’ll know if it lives up to that potential when it hits the Croisette on May 20.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrshKIuQyLk&version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0]