Amour: Festival Darling named best festival film of the year, close observer of the festival circuit since 1995, announced today that they will honor Michael Hanneke, director of AMOUR with the “Festival Film of the Year Award”  which recognizes the outstanding artistic dimensions of the whole project and the extraordinary successful fare on the circuit from Cannes Palme d’Or to 5 Cesar, 4 European Fim AwardsForeign Language Film Winner at the Oscar, best foreign film at the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Awards, 2 BAFTA Awards...

Michel Hazanavicius, director of The Artist was the recipient of last year’s prize, both Amour and The Artist were first awarded in Cannes.


Bruno Chatelin, co founder, stated:  “Identifying the most wanted film on the festival scene is our daily mission, awarding them is a tradition for our company, and we wanted to take the opportunity of the Festival Summit to jointly honor Michael Hanneke, his producers and Sony Classics. Amour was sold in over 50 territories our prize honors their work
Previous years we had asked our audience to designate the best festival film in the circuit. This year we asked our festival reporters worldwide (55) to designate their festival darling.”



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Bruno Chatelin is a Board Member of European Film Academy which bestows the European Film Awards every year early December. He serves as advisory Board member of IFFS International Film Festival Summit where he serverd as chairperson at the Austin and Paris editions. A former distributor (Sony and UGC FOX founder and director), he now runs Emotion Film Factory production company and COO of



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Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, 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.

Director: Michael Haneke

Writer: Michael Haneke (screenplay)

Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert