‘Amour,’ the 2012 French-language film, written and directed by the Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert, tells the story of an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who are retired music teachers with a daughter who lives abroad. Anne suffers a stroke which paralyses her on one side of her body.
Here, Georges tries to entertain Anne a story from his youth, the experience of going to see a film. He doesn’t remember the film at all, but he remembers how he felt about the film, especially when his neighbour asked him about it, and he went on to narrate the whole story and started to cry.
Now, years later, he doesn’t remember the film, it must be some banal love story, but he remembers the emotional pull that tugged his heart.