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Isabelle Huppert Retrospective at MoMA

Isabelle Huppert film series at MoMA

Isabelle Huppert, one of the best film actresses of the last three decades, is the subject of a MoMA retrospective at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. The 25-movie series begins somewhat inauspiciously on October 18 with the American premiere of Patrice Chéreau’s drab 2005 drama Gabrielle. But not to worry, MoMA’s Isabelle Huppert film series will showcase some of the actress’ best work. (Image: Isabelle Huppert in Saint Cyr.) That includes the following movies:

  • Diane Kurys’ Academy Award-nominated Entre Nous / Coup de foudre (1983), in which the married Huppert falls in love with an equally outstanding Miou Miou.
  • François Ozon’s wacky murder musical comedy 8 Women / 8 femmes, co-starring Catherine Deneuve, Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart, Virginie Ledoyen, Ludivine Sagnier, Firmine Richard, and veteran Danielle Darrieux.
  • Claude Chabrol’s Story of Women / Une Affaire de femmes(1988), possibly the director’s most accomplished work and one of Isabelle Huppert’s greatest performances, as a pragmatic abortionist in Nazi-occupied France.

Isabelle Huppert movies

MoMA’s Isabelle Huppert film series runs Oct. 17-Nov. 23. Below is the list of films to be screened at the retrospective. The movie data and images are from the MoMA website.

Gabrielle. 2005. Directed by Patrice Chéreau. Screenplay by Chéreau, Anne-Louise Trividic. With Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory. Monday, October 17, 7:00, with Isabelle Huppert and Patrice Chéreau in attendance.

Les Possédés (The Possessed / The Demons). 1988. Directed by Andrzej Wajda. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Agnieszka Holland, Wajda, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel The Possessed. With Jutta Lampe, Bernard Blier, Isabelle Huppert, Omar Sharif.

La Dentellière (The Lacemaker). 1977. Directed by Claude Goretta. Screenplay by Pascal Lainé, Goretta. With Yves Beneyton, Michel de Ré, Isabelle Huppert.

Amateur. 1994. Written and directed by Hal Hartley. With Isabelle Huppert, Elina Löwensohn, Martin Donovan.

Loulou. 1980. Directed by Maurice Pialat. Screenplay by Pialat, Arlette Langmann. With Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Guy Marchand.

Heaven’s Gate. 1980. Written and directed by Michael Cimino. With Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Isabelle Huppert, John Hurt.

Coup de foudre (Entre nous). 1983. Written and directed by Diane Kurys. With Isabelle Huppert, Miou-Miou, Guy Marchand. In 1952 one young mother meets another.

L’Inondation (The Flood). 1994. Directed by Igor Minayev. With Isabelle Huppert, Boris Nevzorov, Masha Lipkina.

Sauve qui peut (la vie) (Every Man for Himself). 1979. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière. With Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye.

Malina. 1991. Germany/Austria. Directed by Werner Schroeter. With Isabelle Huppert, Mathieu Carrière, Can Togay.

La Cérémonie (A Judgment in Stone / The Ceremony). 1995. Directed by Claude Chabrol. Screenplay by Chabrol, Caroline Eliacheff, based on the novel by Ruth Rendell. With Isabelle Huppert, Sandrine Bonnaire, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel.

La Vie promise (The Promised Life). 2002. Directed by Olivier Dahan. Screenplay by Agnès Fustier-Dahan. With Isabelle Huppert, Pascal Greggory, Maud Forget.

Saint-Cyr (The King’s Daughters). 2000. Directed by Patricia Mazuy. With Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Simon Reggiani.

La Séparation (The Separation). 1994. Directed by Christian Vincent. Screenplay by Vincent, Dan Franck. With Isabelle Huppert, Daniel Auteuil, Louis Vincent.

Cactus. 1986. Directed by Paul Cox. With Isabelle Huppert, Robert Menzies, Norman Kaye.

La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher). 2001. Directed by Michael Haneke. Screenplay by Haneke, based on the novel by Elfriede Jelinek. With Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Magimel, Annie Girardot.

Passion. 1982. Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard. With Isabelle Huppert, Hanna Schygulla, Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Radziwilowicz.

Madame Bovary. 1991. Directed by Claude Chabrol. With Isabelle Huppert, Jean-François Balmer, Christophe Malavoy.

Örökség (The Heiresses). 1980. France/Hungary. Directed by Márta Mészáros. Screeplay by Ildikó Kórody.

Rosebud. 1975. Directed by Otto Preminger. Screenplay by Eric Lee Preminger, Marjorie Kellogg. With Peter O’Toole, Claude Dauphin, Richard Attenborough.

Une Affaire de femmes (Story of Women). 1988. Directed by Claude Chabrol. With Isabelle Huppert, François Cluzet, Marie Trintignant.

Coup de torchon (Clean Slate). 1981. Directed by Bertrand Tavernier. Screenplay by Jean Aurenche, Tavernier, based on the novel by Jim Thompson. With Isabelle Huppert, Philippe Noiret, Stéphane Audran.

8 Women. 2002. Directed by François Ozon. With Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Isabelle Huppert, Fanny Ardant, Ludivine Sagnier, Virginie Ledoyen, Emmanuelle Béart, Firmine Richard.

Violette Nozière. 1978. France/USA. Directed by Claude Chabrol. Screenplay by Odile Barski. With Stéphane Audran, Jean Carmet, Isabelle Huppert.

La Storia di Piera (The Story of Piera). 1983. Directed by Marco Ferreri. With Isabelle Huppert, Marcello Mastroianni, Hanna Schygulla.

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