Lots of directors make movies about love, but they usually deal with the concept when it’s relatively simple -- when people are first falling under its spell and figuring out what to do, or when emotions and misunderstandings make it unexpectedly complicated. Michael Haneke’s film Amour
, however, is a tale about love at its most terribly, backbreakingly difficult. The movie tells the story of two people who have been together nearly all of their lives, and have come to a point when their relationship carries obligations that the photogenic twenty- or thirtysomethings in rom coms are never asked to deal with. It’s a powerful and challenging work, sometimes pain...