"Amour" is a quiet, tender story about elderly couple Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva), retired music teachers who are still deeply in love.
The national film award of France bestows top honors on 'Amour,' also up for five Oscars.
Michael Haneke's "Amour" named film of the year, Ang Lee is best director for "Life of Pi," and Joaquin Phoenix and Emanuelle Riva take acting honors.
“Amour,” in typical Michael Haneke fashion, is rigorous, relentless, and disturbing. But in atypical Haneke fashion, there is also a throbbing heartbeat beneath the placid surface