Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Announced As Austria's Oscar Entry, Plus Details For Alexandre Tharaud's Score

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Director Michael Haneke has never been a director to particularly invite an audience in with his films, even though works such as “Funny Games” and “Cache” reward the invested viewer, but recently it seems Haneke has been lifted to a status that has exuberantly credited his skills behind the camera. Along with winning acclaim in 2009 with “The White Ribbon” -- earning the Palme d'Or at Cannes as well as a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film -- he now looks to poised to pull off a similar coup with his latest Palme d'Or-winning film, “Amour.” The Austrian trade organization, Fama, has revealed its selection of Haneke's French-language “Amour” to be their entry for the 2013 Foreign Language Film Oscar, marking a change of pace from “The White Ribbon,” when Germany angered Austria by representing the film instead of them. However, with “Amour” anchored by two strong central...
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