Believe the hype, Michale Haneke's Amour (2012), is a masterpiece. It won the Palme D'Or at the Cannes Festival and Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards (Haneke was even nominated for best director). It seems like somewhat of an unlikely masterpiece given the types of films Haneke was making until recently-dark, sinister films like Cache and Funny Games. The strength of the films lies in the script and the mesmerising performances of the two leads Jean-Louise Trintignant (for whom Haneke wrote the part for) and Emauella Riva.
It is a powerful story of love, aging, and hard choices that come late in life.