When a loved one dies, a little bit of yourself dies with them. This is just one theme explored in Michael Haneke’s latest film, AmourAmour is an unsentimental story about love and loss, and how the bounds of love and selfless devotion are tested when an elderly couple find themselves dealing with death. At times, Amour is painful to watch, but Haneke’s skillful and minimal approach to film making elevate this film beyond the schmaltzy stuff that American audiences tend to get. Amour is my choice for film of the year.