‘Amour’ Wins Palme d’Or

Director Michael Haneke’s Amour took home the prestigious Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. The Austrian director, whose film was a favorite to win the festival’s highest honor, won three years ago with his film White Ribbon, which chronicled the life of a German family in the years before World War I. The twin triumphs make Haneke the second of two directors to claim the prize more than once, the other being Danish director Bille August. Amour tells the story of an aged husband and wife, and follows their relationship after the wife suffers a stroke.