4. Amour (2012)
This is the most optimistic film about death that I have ever seen.My feeling when it ended was “I don’t feel afraid to grow old and die”.
The genius of this film lies in the fact that it doesn’t rely on any cheap cinematic or emotional shortcuts. We see this elderly couple for what they are: refined, often distant from one another and from their daughter and their star pupil, perhaps a bit smug, even snobbish. Their relationship is not the stuff of teary-eyed sentimentality
Director: Michael Haneke
Writer: Michael Haneke (screenplay)
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert