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Isabelle Huppert, European

In the presence of Isabelle Huppert, actress, Élise Girard, director and Serge Toubiana, journalist and critic

Isabelle Huppert began working with major directors in the 1970s (Bertrand Tavernier, Claude Sautet, Bertrand Blier). In 1978, she became Claude Chabrol’s muse with Violette Nozière, and worked with him on numerous occasions. Her (first) acting prize at Cannes garnered her offers from around the world, and she went on to make a series of films, some of which were quite controversial, with directors as diverse as Michael Cimino, Liliane de Kermadec, Jean-Luc Godard, Hal Hartley, Werner Schroeter and many others.

Her willingness to take risks and her taste for adventure have led her to work with filmmakers from all horizons (most recently the Hong Sang-Soo from Korea, Valeria Sarmiento from Chile and Joachim Trier from Norway). In her films with Chabrol, as well as in other great titles, Isabelle Huppert plays characters in search of an impossible ideal, even if this means sinking into a form of madness. The quintessence of Huppert’s acting, her uniqueness, is the distance she builds between her characters and the events they are confronted with, a form of impassiveness that creates an opaque psychological turmoil.

A renowned and much-admired actress, Isabelle Huppert has won numerous awards around the world, including two Césars, two Best Actress prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe. Present at the Premiers Plans Festival alongside Serge Bozon and Romain Duris in 2018 for Madame Hyde, which opened the Festival, Isabelle Huppert is this time taking up residence in Angers to meet Angevin audiences.

La Dentellière
Claude Goretta
Switzerland / France / Germany - 1977
Maurice Pialat
France - 1980
Igor Minaïev
France / - 1993
La Cérémonie
Claude Chabrol
France / Germany - 1995
La Pianiste
Michael Haneke
Germany / France / Austria - 2001
Ursula Meier
Switzerland / France / Belgium - 2008
Marc Fitoussi
France / Belgium - 2010
Paul Verhoeven
France / Germany / Belgium - 2016
Sidonie au Japon
Élise Girard
Switzerland / Japan / Germany - 2023