Morganton— Western Piedmont Community College continues its annual International Film Festival with a free viewing of the film Amour on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Leviton Auditorium on the college campus.


Amour tells the story of Georges and Anne, a couple in their 80’s, who are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. When Anne has a stroke, the couple’s bond of love is severely tested. The film was screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Palme d’Or. It also won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Emmanuelle Riva), Best Original Screenplay (Michael Haneke) and Best Director (Michael Haneke). At the age of 85, Riva is the oldest nominee for the Best Actress in a Leading Role.


Western Piedmont’s International Film Festival is sponsored by the Global Education Committee and the Film and Fine Arts Club.  To learn more, please contact Maureen Dougher 828-448-3109 or Mark Poteat at 828-448-3538.


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Western Piedmont Community College is situated in the picturesque rolling foothills of Morganton, North Carolina, and has served the citizens of Burke County since 1964.  Each year, more than 10,700 students pursue personal enrichment, new skills for a job or career, high school diplomas, college degrees, and transfer pathways. Apply online or visit the Western Piedmont campus to apply in person.