Posts tagged "Isabelle Huppert"

Elle

Directed by Paul Verhoeven Starring Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte and Anne Consigny In UK Cinemas March 10th, 2017 Pre-order on iTunes or by Richard Hamer You come to Elle with certain assurances of its quality: Dozens of awards for both the movie and its lead, Isabelle Huppert. It’s Palme d’Or nominated and, most recently, Golden […]

Berlinale: Barrage

Barrage Directed by Laura Schroeder Starring Lolita Chammah, Thémis Pauwels, Isabelle Huppert, Charles Müller, Elsa Houben, Marja-Leena Juncker and Luc Schiltz by Laura Patricia Jones What happens when three generations of women reunite and fall apart in one turbulent weekend? Barrage is the story of a mother who once pushed to her limits seeks to […]

BFI London Film Festival: Elle

Elle Directed by Paul Verhoeven Starring Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte and Anne Consigny LFF Screening October 8th, 11th, 2016 Pre-order on iTunes or by Joanna Orland I’m not sure what to make of Elle – On one hand it’s a fantastic drama starring the captivating Isabelle Huppert. On the other, it is an insane black […]

Berlinale: Things to Come ( L’avenir )

Things to Come (L’avenir) Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve Starring Isabelle Huppert and Roman Kolinka by Joanna Orland Mia Hansen-Løve was awarded the Berlinale 2016 Silver Bear Award for directing Things to Come (L’avenir), the story of an older woman who must start her life anew.  A philosophical approach to the plight of the modern aging […]

Cannes Film Festival: Louder Than Bombs

Directed by Joachim Trier Starring Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg, David Strathairn and Devin Druid by Joanna Orland Louder Than Bombs is an elegant piece of filmmaking.  It is subtle, complex and most of all affective in its storytelling. Isabelle was a famed war photographer who perished in a car crash years before we meet her family.  […]

Cannes Film Festival: Valley of Love

Directed by Guillaume Nicloux Starring Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert by Joanna Orland With a contrived premise working against it, Valley of Love manages to withstand the heat due solely to heartfelt performances by Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu. Long-divorced couple Isabelle and Gérard have reunited to honour their dead son Michael, who has committed […]

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him & Her

Directed by Ned Benson Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Nina Arianda, Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Ciarán Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, William Hurt and Jess Weixler by Joanna Orland The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is three movies in one. Director Ned Benson wanted to tell the story of a relationship, but to do the narrative justice, he […]

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

Directed by Ned Benson Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Nina Arianda, Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Ciarán Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, William Hurt and Jess Weixler by Joanna Orland The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is three movies in one.  Director Ned Benson wanted to tell the story of a relationship, but to do the narrative justice, he […]