Tag: Isabelle Huppert

Actress Isabelle Huppert representing the films ELLE and THINGS TO COME, at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 9, 2016.
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NEWS FLASH! Ms Huppert ‘Cannes do’

  No sooner has the annual film award season reached its zenith with the recent Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, than the global film festival circus kicks off.  One of the biggest and most prestigious is of course the Cannes International Film Festival – or Festival de Cannes to give it […]

Valley of Love (2015)
Film Review

Valley of Love (2015)

No matter how international they purport to be, all film festivals have to be based somewhere. The impulse to give a little boost to local talent becomes a hard one to fight. Valley of Love, perfectly serviceable as it is, feels like one such beneficiary. Competing well above its station […]

Louder Than Bombs (2015)
Film Review

Louder Than Bombs (2015)

That switch into English can be a real killer, tripping up the best of filmmakers. Norwegian director Joachim Trier, the man behind the brilliant Oslo, August 31st brings a top draw cast and moments of subtle grandeur with him, but he also loses an awful lot of the nuance that […]

Film Review

Abuse of Weakness (2013)

She was herself yet not herself, says the conned artist in Breillat’s neat, elegant memoir Again Breillat has made a neat, elegant, beautiful film, this time even more than usual intimately autobiographical. She really was disabled by a major cerebral hemorrhage and followup epileptic seizures, and when at home from […]

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Abuse Of Weakness (2013)

It’s befitting of Catherine Breillat’s semi-autobiographical latest, Abuse Of Weakness, that its title should be both an encapsulation and meta-commentary on her oeuvre to date; her films equally depict an abuse of weakness – usually between male aggressors and unsettled females – and exhibit one, with her direction of young […]

Film Review

In Another Country (2012)

When I looked through the CPH PIX film festival programme to pick out the movies I wanted to see, and came across a South Korean movie starring Isabelle Huppert, I thought, “Hey, say no more! I’m in!” How could a Korean movie with one of the greatest French actresses be […]

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Amour (2012)

Michael Haneke’s latest masterpiece is an honest depiction of life and death and will reaffirm your faith in love. Opening with a scene that stays with the viewer for the rest of the film, the majority of the story in Amour occurs before this event. It depicts a married couple […]

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Amour (2012)

[SPOILERS] Loyalty to the end In Amour Michael Haneke has delivered another masterpiece, notable this time for its humanity and sweetness as well as austerity. The latter is a kind of respect, because nobody is allowed to matter in this movie but a dying old woman and the man who cares […]

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Special Treatment (2010)

Isabelle Huppert plays Alice, a forty-something high-class prostitute who has become tiresome and numbed from her unorthodox profession. She decides to start seeing a Psychoanalyst in an attempt to find the strength to change careers. Parallel to Alice’s story, the film follows Xavier, played by popular French cult actor, Bouli […]