A tribute to one of the great muses of French cinema
During the month of March, La Casa Encendida shines a spotlight on the impeccable acting career of Isabelle Huppert with a programme that reveals how her characters have influenced contemporary filmmakers. Huppert’s masterful performances through the years have led directors to consciously or unconsciously create leading female roles modelled on her in their own films.
“Under the Influence of Isabelle Huppert” presents a series of feature films whose leading ladies were characterised as other roles played by the French actress throughout her career, particularly in the last two decades. Scary Mother, The Kindergarten Teacher and The Innocent introduce us to indomitable women, filmed in the process of emancipation from familial bonds, who ultimately attain freedom by heeding their female intuition. The cycle will conclude with a screening of Abuse of Weakness, a film directed by Catherine Breillat—whose work was celebrated in February at La Casa Encendida with the cycle “Adolescence, Subversion and Rites of Passage”—and starring Isabelle Huppert.
02 and 03 MarchFilms, Screenings “Scary Mother” by Ana Urushadze
A drama about a fifty-year-old woman who relinquishes her maternal and wifely duties in order to (…)
16 and 17 MarchFilms, Screenings “The Kindergarten Teacher” by Sara Colangelo
A teacher becomes obsessed with nurturing the poetic talent of a kindergarten pupil (…)
23 and 24 MarchFilms, Screenings “The Innocent” by Simon Jacquemet
The mother of an ultra-conservative Christian family begins to question her faith and her work in the (…)
30 and 31 MarchFilms, Screenings “Abuse of Weakness” by Catherine Breillat
The cycle dedicated to Isabelle Huppert concludes with a film starring the French actress which also (…)