Emmanuelle Riva, a French star of screen and stage who was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress in 2013, has died. She was 89.Riva died Friday afternoon in a Paris clinic after a long illness, her agent, Anne Alvares Correa, told The Associated Press.Riva was Oscar-nominated for her role in "Amour, " Michael Haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple.With Riva starring alongside another French movie legend, Jean-Louis Trintignant, the film won the Academy...
Romance movies for grownups: Amour ﴾2012﴿: A French‐language romantic drama written and directed by Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke, starring Jean‐Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. An elderly couple, Anne and Georges, are retired music teachers with a daughter who lives abroad. Anne suffers a stroke, which paralyses her on the right side of her body, and Georges has to make sense of their relationship in the aftermath of Anne's illness.
Last year, the French silent film "The Artist" won five Oscars, including Best Picture. Now, another French filmmaker hopes to do the same with "Amour," winner of the Cannes Film Festival's coveted Palme d'Or.
Emmanuelle Riva, 84, and Jean-Louis Trintignant, 81, gave astonishing performances in the film Amour in 2012. This painful drama confronts the topic of ageing and death head on. They are nominated together for the #60over60 hot list of the world's most inspiring over 60s.