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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS SETS DECEMBER 19 RELEASE
FOR PALME D’OR WINNER AMOUR


 

NEW YORK (May 29, 2012) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have set December 19 for the New York and Los Angeles release of Michael Haneke’s AMOUR. The film was just awarded the acclaimed Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

AMOUR marks the third film between Haneke and Sony Pictures Classics. The previous titles include CACHÉ, which won the Best Director award and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, and 2009 Palme d’Or winner THE WHITE RIBBON.

In the film, Georges (Trintignant) and Anne (Riva) are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter (Huppert), who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested.

 

ABOUT SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.

Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 29 Academy Awards® (25 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 127 Academy Award® nominations (101 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.

 

ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/.