Sony Classics Swoons Over Haneke’s ‘Amour’

Sony Classics picks up North American rights for Michael Haneke’s “Amour”

Sony Classics has scooped up North American rights to Michael Haneke’s “Amour” from Films Du Losange.

Credit: GettyWritten and directed by Haneke, the movie stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The movie centers on an elderly couple whose love is tested when the wife has an attack. They are both retired music teachers; Huppert plays their daughter, also a musician.

Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, and Margaret Ménégoz produced the film with Austrian co-producer Michael Katz. It is the third Haneke film Sony Classics will distribute in the U.S., following “Cache” and “The White Ribbon.”

“American audiences are in for a moving experience,” Sony Classic said in a statement.

Warner Independent distributed the American adaptation of Haneke’s “Funny Games” in 2007.