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Re: Qn: What are your favorite Isabelle Huppert films?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:10 pm
by trevor826
Les soeurs fches (Me and my sister) - 2004.

Gabrielle - 2005.

Comdie du pouvoir, La (literal translation: The comedy of power) - 2005 in post production - Chabrol.

America - 2006 pre production.

Beau monde, Le(literal translation: The beautiful world) - 2006 pre production.

Cheers Trev.

Re: Qn: What are your favorite Isabelle Huppert films?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:39 pm
by Sara
Thanks, Trev, for the list with good French spelling.

I just went to Netflix's site and the film "Ma Mere" is going to be released on DVD in October - in which they say (get this now) Isabelle Huppert plays "a sexually adventurous mother!"



Sara

Re: Qn: What are your favorite Isabelle Huppert films?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:57 pm
by trevor826
Oh dear Sara, you mean you haven't seen Ma Mere. It was released a few months ago on DVD in the UK, I'm sure arsaib4 commented about it before and (as far as I remember) it wasn't good.

Sexually adventurous is one thing but it depends on who you're adventurous with!

Cheers Trev.

Re: Qn: What are your favorite Isabelle Huppert films?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:02 pm
by Sara
Well, I'll surely agree with you about that, Trev!

I'm still going to get it when it is released on Netflix because of Isabelle Hupport. In the meantime, I will try to find arsaib4's review.

Sara

Re: Qn: What are your favorite Isabelle Huppert films?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:45 am
by arsaib4
Isabelle Huppert's retrospective will soon tour U.S. and Canada starting at MoMA in NY. She's also appearing, for the first time in the U.S., on stage in a play titled - "4:48 Psychose."

Michael Atkinson (Village Voice) on Huppert:

"I'll bite: Isabelle Huppert may just be the greatest actress currently at work in cinema. Imagine the last quarter-century of cinema without her: the wicked-sharp cobalt gaze, the custardy voice ringing on its edges with a Waterford chirp, the effortless self-possession suggesting terminally secret wounds, the enormous emotional violence, the melancholy of bitter independence. MOMA's perfectly reasoned retro celebration cannot hope to rope in her complete oeuvre (Huppert has often been making three films a year lately; in 2000 she made seven), but you can hardly survey her achievement without reconsidering her films with Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Chabrol (of these, the most Huppert-intense remains Chabrol's 1988 Story of Women). Similarly, Maurice Pialat's Loulou(1980), Diane Kurys's Entre Nous (1983), Christian Vincent's deplorably underrated and underseen La Sparation (1994), and naturally Michael Haneke's mid-career firestorm The Piano Teacher (2001), are inevitable. But there're a few less obvious Huppertudes: Mrta Mszros's The Heiresses (1980), in which a 1936 Hungarian couple enlists a young Jewish woman as a surrogate mother; Marco Ferreri's The Story of Piera (1983), a debauched tale of hedonism and incest; Andrzej Wajda's 1988 adaptation of Dostoyevsky's The Possessed; and Raul Ruiz's masterpiece of parental vertigo The Comedy of Innocence (2000). If you are still Huppert-hungry, go to BAM on the 23rd, where the lady herself introduces Barbara Loden's long-semi-lost American New Wave classic Wanda (1971), the reissue of which in France was a recent Huppert cause."

MoMA's schedule.

Re: Qn: What are your favorite Isabelle Huppert films?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 8:01 am
by hengcs

I did watch Ma Mere
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Isabelle Huppert and Louis Garrel's performance were good though.

Re: Qn: What are your favorite Isabelle Huppert films?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:09 pm
by Unregistered(d)
I've enjoyed so many of Huppert's films but "The Lacemaker" has always stuck in my mind. I must see The Separation - the novel was heartbreaking!!!!

Re: Qn: What are your favorite Isabelle Huppert films?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:40 pm
by Sara
I don't know "The Lacemaker." Is it on DVD? I'd like to see it.

The Separation is superb. Don't miss it. I already said how great the two stars are in it - as well as the movie itself.

By the way, welcome to you, renard70.

Sara

Re: Qn: What are your favorite Isabelle Huppert films?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:49 pm
by Unregistered(d)
Sara, Thanks for the welcome! I saw "Lacemaker" way back in the 70s and around 8 years ago on tv - BBC2 I think. I keep a look out on the dvd lists for you

Re: Qn: What are your favorite Isabelle Huppert films?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:06 pm
by Sara
I watched "Ma Mere" yesterday. And afterwards I felt like I just crawled out of the sewer and needed to take a long shower.

Isabelle Huppert was not as good in this. Even though I loved her in The Piano Teacher with her sexually strange obsession, Ma Mere was over the top with perversion.

I wish I had never seen it.

Sara