Screening by One Winchester, Many Traditions: An International Film Series
Retired music teachers Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) have spent their lives devoted to their careers and to each other. Their relationship faces its greatest challenge when Anne suffers a debilitating stroke. Though Georges himself suffers from the aches and infirmities of old age, he bravely ignores his own discomfort to take care of his wife, and is determined to keep his promise to her that she never go back to the hospital.
Director: Michael Haneke
Awards: Academy Awards Winner for Best Foreign Language Film; Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival
Music composed by: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert
Austria, 2012, 127 minutes, PG-13
One Winchester, Many Traditions is a project of the Winchester Public Library in collaboration with the Multicultural Network, funded by the John and Mary Educational Foundation.