Inge is pushing 70, but feels like 17. She’s in love. Karl is almost 80. It’s passion. It’s sex. She never would have thought it could happen again. Inge is married to Werner, for 30 years; she loves him. He was always good to her. Love needs time, though, which they don’t have.
We’re often told that love knows no bounds—but it also knows no age, either: you can fall in love at 8, at 30…and at 67. Cloud 9 caused a bit of a stir exactly because of this: how dare it show the love (and sex life) of those past middle age! We say: bravo. Love should always be a celebration.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Aditya Assarat, 2007, Thailand
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States