Tag Archives: Isabelle Huppert

Claude Chabrol – Monsieur Saint-Saëns (1978) (DVD)

Episode of the TV serial “Il était musicien”.
Imaginary adventure of musician Sans Saens. It shows the lack of will of a society. Isabelle Huppert plays a role as a young revolutionnary. Read More »

Raoul Ruiz – Comédie de l’innocence AKA Comedy of Innocence (2000)

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After Calderón and Proust, Comédie de l’innocence is another literary adaptation, this time from the little-known Italian surrealist Massimo Bontempelli. Updated from the last fin de siècle to this more recent time of uncertainty, Comédie de l’innocence’s plot is small but perfectly formed. With Aristotelian rigour it moves from the opening conundrum (a child torn between two mothers), through the complication (the confrontation between the mothers and Ariane’s brother Serge), to a satisfying conclusion. Ruiz, who takes a co-credit as scriptwriter with Françoise Dumas, keeps up the tension, however, with laconic and enigmatic dialogue. When Ariane visits the empty flat of Isabella, a nosy neighbour remarks: ‘I really don’t want to know.’ Ariane replies: ‘There is nothing to know.’ Read More »

Patricia Moraz – Les indiens sont encore loin (1977)

“Jenny (Isabelle Huppert) is a disconnected 16-year old schoolgirl who is so taken with a story of Native Americans coming to take someone into their tribe that she wanders out into the snow in search of them and dies. Was it an accident, or suicide? This drama explores the last week of Jenny’s life in order to find out the answer.” Read More »

Liliane de Kermadec – Aloïse (1975)

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The life of noted Swiss painter Aloise, whose work was accomplished during 40 years in a mental hospital to which she was commited after protesting against World War I… Read More »

Benoît Jacquot – Eva (2018)

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The story centers on a young gigolo, Bertrand Valade who steals the manuscript of a dying client. After a year, becomes a playwright and is now living in a decked-out Parisian apartment. The only problem is that his producer, Regis Grant has been waiting impatiently for a new play which the imposter Bertrand is somehow supposed to write. When Bertrand shows up for a rehearsal of his hit play, which is now touring the provinces, he crosses paths with a high-class call girl, Eva who quickly becomes an obsession that will ruin his life. Read More »

Neil Jordan – Greta (2018)

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A young woman befriends a lonely widow who’s harboring a dark and deadly agenda toward her.

Director Neil Jordan’s horror drama features Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz. The latter plays a cheerful teenager who returns a handbag to an eccentric, lonely, and seemingly maternal French piano teacher who eventually proves to be a sinister, dangerous, and duplicitous character. Read More »

Jean-Luc Godard – Sauve qui peut (la vie) AKA Every Man For Himself (1980)

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During the 1970’s Jean Luc Godard abandoned the notion of making normal commercial films for cinematic distribution in favour of his Marxist-Leninist ‘Dziga Vertov’ propaganda films. The director returned to regular filmmaking in 1980 with Sauve Qui Peut (La Vie), his first theatrical release since his furious outburst against modern bourgeois society in 1967 with Weekend. Delivering another hate-filled attack on almost every aspect of modern society, it’s like he had never been away. Read More »