Tagged: french

Amour: What is Love?

Amour film still

After watching this brilliant masterpiece, (film) called ‘Amour’ I had a lot of questions.

When you love a person, for a (long) duration, say 60 years, how is the relationship affected when one party becomes disabled, demented, or institutionalised (for medical reasons)?

Do you continue to love that person – the same way? Or is it too emotional, to see your partner unravel into something unrecognisable?

‘Amour’ is about a French couple called Georges and Anne, who are retired music teachers, both in their eighties. They knew each other inside out, and exposed their vulnerabilities, until suddenly everything changed.

Georges goes through his own journey, about whether he can live with this woman anymore, who he fails to know.

Love is also a great journey of discovery, of uniqueness and growth, and pain.

If you only love once in your life – you are privileged.