Film: Amour (2012)
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth

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This screening of Haneke’s masterpiece has been selected to coincide with the Musica Viva performance of Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’ on Saturday 12 October. The film’s themes of grief, love lost, ageing and death are signalled in the opening scene where Schubert’s Impromptu is played at a piano recital.

Georges and Anne are retired music teachers who have spent their lives devoted to their careers and to each other, but when she suffers a stroke and subsequent dementia, Georges has to watch as the person he has loved for so long disappears. The film is haunted by this shadow of loss and death, but remains beautiful, tragic, utterly moving and humane.

Director: Michael Haneke
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert
Running time: 124 mins
Cert: 12 (subtitled)

Date: Monday 14 October
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6/£4 for Concessions /free to UoP students via SPiA /free to 18 and under with YAP

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Winterreise: Film and Music Series

The films ‘Solaris’ and ‘Amour’ have been selected by Film Programmer Anna Navas, in conversation with Music Director Robert Taub, to create a short series around the Musica Viva performance of Schubert's ‘Winterreise’ with Randall Scarlata on Saturday 12 October.

Screening before and after the performance, the films explore themes of lost love, grief, memory and human frailty and offer a beautiful counterpoint to the moving expression of the themes by the original song cycle.

Musica Viva Concert Series 

The newly-created Musica Viva Concert Series brings internationally acclaimed performers to our Plymouth community to inspire, educate, challenge, and unite audiences by presenting world-class musicians in public concert performances, open rehearsals, and informal talks. 

Musica viva sets the highest standards of artistic excellence with compelling performances that enrich the lives of the widest possible audience – including students – and provide a contextual, comprehensive approach to programming that enables greater musical understanding and appreciation.


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