Sony Pictures Classics has set Dec. 19 as the date for the limited release of Amour, the 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.
Directed by Michael Haneke, the film centers on an octagenerain couple (Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva) whose love is tested as they face mortality.
SPC also released Haneke's films Cache (2005) and The White Ribbon (2009), another Palme d'Or winner.