To Do Friday: That’s Amour

Michael Haneke (Getty Images)

We try to make a point of never missing a Palme d’Or-winning film out of Cannes—we’re still confused by Terrence Malick’s dinosaurs from last year. And after seeing the most recent winner, Amour, at the New York Film Festival, we’re looking forward to meeting its director, Michael Haneke. Though the film has been deemed deeply distressing (as would be expected from a story of love in old age and declining health), the celebration at the home of gallerist Nathan Bernstein and documentarian Katharina Otto-Bernstein is all in good fun. Fellow guests include directors Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) and Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale), contemporaries of Mr. Haneke, albeit less grim in their practice. We’ll let our hair down at the party, but if the Austrian suggests any “funny games,” we’re beelining for the door.

Upper East Side, invitation only.