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Isabelle Huppert

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Amour (2012)

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…

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.…