Cannes Winner 'Amour' to Hit U.S. Theaters Dec. 19

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Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva demonstrate love’'s most unromantic and weighty moments.

The move makes the film eligible for awards consideration in all categories.

Sony Pictures Classics has set Dec. 19 as the date for the limited release of Amour, Michael Haneke's drama that is coming off a Palme d’Or win at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

The movie will open in New York and Los Angeles, putting it square in awards season. The move makes the film eligible for consideration in all the major categories.

Amour revolves around an octogenarian couple (Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva) whose love is tested as they face mortality.

SPC also released Haneke's Cache (2005) and The White Ribbon (2009), the latter also a Palme d'Or winner.