Tag Archives: Isabelle Huppert

September 07

TIFF 2017: Happy End

Michael Haneke’s follow-up to his Academy Award winning Amour is a sharp dark comedy that takes stinging jabs at family, societal appearances and even our unhealthy obsession with social media. Happy End focuses on the Laurent clan as they deal with unexpected professional and personal issues, while attempting to maintain the appearance of an affluent […]

December 02

Things To Come

Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) is a philosophy teacher who takes pleasure in thinking and inner life. She’s a recent empty-nester with a rocky marriage and a demanding mother. If she were to suddenly be shed of all those ‘obligations,’ would it be tragic or frankly freeing? The very plot of this movie, languid as it is, […]

July 24

The Auteurs: Michael Cimino

Michael Cimino is one of the most controversial filmmakers to emerge from the New Hollywood era of the 1970s. Known for creating visually striking films, Cimino has the uncanny ability to keep the subject matter contained despite painting on a wide canvas. His name is synonymous with both success and failure. He went from being […]

May 20

The Auteurs: François Ozon

One of the key figures to emerge from the new wave of French directors in the 1990s, François Ozon is a filmmaker who refuses to be pegged into any one genre. The openly gay bad boy of French cinema, Ozon’s talent and ambition has made him one of France’s top filmmakers. He continuously refines his […]

September 19

TIFF Review: Abuse of Weakness

In 2004, director Catherine Breillat suffered a stroke that paralyzed the left side of her body. Three years later she met the notorious con man Christophe Rocancourt, who would eventually con her out of over 600,000 dollars. This experience loosely served as the inspiration for her latest film, Abuse of Weakness. The film finds Isabelle […]