Isabelle Huppert made her first screen appearance in the 1971 French made-for-television film ‘Le Prussien’ directed by Jean L'Hôte. In 1972, she made her big-screen debut in the French romantic drama film ‘Faustine et le Bel Été’ directed by Nina Companéez. She was next seen in films like ‘Successive Slidings of Pleasure’ (1974), ‘Going Places’ (1974), ‘The Common Man’ (1975), ‘Rosebud’ (1975), ‘Aloïse’ (1975), ‘Docteur Françoise Gailland’ (1976), ‘The Judge and the Assassin’ (1976), ‘The Lacemaker’ (1977), ‘The Indians Are Still Far Away’ (1977), ‘Violette Nozière’ (1978), ‘The Brontë Sisters’ (1979), ‘Every Man for Himself’ (1980), and ‘The Heiresses’ (1980). In 1980, she portrayed ‘Ella Watson’ in the American epic Western film ‘Heaven's Gate’ directed by Michael Cimino. The film opened to a fiercely negative reception and was a box office disaster. However, it gained a more favorable response from critics in later years. Huppert next starred in films like ‘The Lady of the Camellias’ (1981), ‘Coup de Torchon’ (1981), ‘The Trout’ (1982), ‘The Story of Piera’ (1983), ‘Entre Nous’ (1983), ‘La Garce’ (1984), ‘All Mixed Up’ (1985), ‘Cactus’ (1986), ‘The Bedroom Window’ (1987), ‘Story of Women’ (1988), ‘Migrations’ (1989), ‘A Woman's Revenge’ (1990), ‘Malina’ (1991), ‘Love After Love’ (1992), ‘The Flood’ (1993), ‘Amateur’ (1994), ‘La Cérémonie’ (1995), ‘The Elective Affinities’ (1996), ‘The Swindle’ (1997), ‘The School of Flesh’ (1998), ‘No Scandal’ (199), and ‘Comedy of Innocence’ (2000).
In 2001, she starred as ‘Erika Kohut’ in the erotic psychological drama film ‘The Piano Teacher’ directed by Michael Haneke. The film was praised by critics and holds a 73% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The following year, she played the role of ‘Augustine’ in the dark comedy musical film, ‘8 Women’ directed by François Ozon. The film received positive reviews from critics and grossed over $42.4 million on a budget of $7.5 million. She next appeared in films such as ‘Time of the Wolf’ (2003), ‘Ma Mère’ (2004), ‘Gabrielle’ (2005), ‘Comedy of Power’ (2006), ‘Hidden Love’ (2007), ‘Home’ (2008), ‘Villa Amalia’ (2009), ‘Copacabana’ (2010), ‘My Little Princess’ (2011), ‘Captive’ (2012), ‘Dormant Beauty’ (2012), ‘The Nun’ (2013), ‘Dead Man Down’ (2013), ‘Abuse of Weakness’ (2013), ‘Paris Follies’ (2014), and ‘Louder Than Bombs’ (2015).
Huppert received an Academy Award nomination for her performance as ‘Michèle Leblanc’ in the 2016 thriller film’ Elle’ directed by Paul Verhoeven. The film received wide critical acclaim upon release and has a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The same year, she also appeared in the Bavo Defurne-directed romance film ‘Souvenir’ where she played the role of ‘Liliane.’ The film received a mixed response from critics. She continued to star in films such as ‘Barrage’ (2017), ‘Claire's Camera’ (2017), ‘Madame Hyde’ (2017), ‘Eva’ (2018), ‘Greta’ (2018), ‘Golden Youth’ (2019), ‘Frankie’ (2019), ‘Mama Weed’ (2020), and ‘Promises’ (2021). She was last seen in the 2022 drama film ‘EO’ directed by Jerzy Skolimowski.
Sophie is a quiet and efficient maid who is hired by a wealthy family residing in the French Countryside. Her life takes a turn when she gets acquainted with postmistress Jeanne, who encourages Sophie to rebel against her employers.
Jean and Peirrot are two thugs who steal a purse from an old woman, as well as a joyride from another man. The owner of the joyride shoots Jean with his gun. However, Jean manages to overpower him, and also manages to steal his gun and his car. In the process, he also kidnaps Marie-Ange, the woman he was with.
At an isolated mansion in the countryside of France, a family gathers for the holiday season. However, all celebrations are cancelled because the patriarch is murdered, and the eight women who are closest to the man, find themselves being suspects.
Lady of the Camelias is a drama film which revolves around the story of a woman named Iphonsine, who grows up in absolute poverty, without a mother. Eventually, she goes to Paris, and manages to find work as a seamstress. She eventually ends up becoming the mistress of a young nobleman, but eventually she elopes to England with a Count. However, he eventually leaves her, after he realizes that married life is not for him.
This film is the second part of two films which revolve around the lives of Conor Ludlow and Eleanor Rigby, a young married couple living in New York. This film looks at their lives, from the point of view of Eleanor.
This romantic drama film tells the story of a couple, Connor and Eleanor, trying to reclaim the love and the happy life that they once had. The film is shown through the perspective of Connor.
An amnesiac wakes up in an alley in New York City. He soon meets a former nun named Isabelle, who is now an erotic writer. She decides to help him uncover his past, and learn his identity.
Heaven’s Gate is an American Western drama film which revolves around Sheriff James Averill, of Jackson County, who gets involved in a a class war against Nathan Champion, a mercenary who has been supporting the rich cattle farmers in the area, while the poor immigrants are forced to live in terrible conditions.
Albert Markovski heads the local chapter of an environmental group trying to stop the building of a new Huckabees store. Soon, local Huckabees executive and Albert’s rival, Brad Stand, infiltrates the group and replaces him. After strange coincidences start happening Albert hires existential detectives, Bernard and Vivian Jaffe and things get hilariously complicated.
After the untimely death of Isabelle Reed, a celebrated war photographer, an exhibition is held after three years. This brings her eldest son Jonah back to their family house, and he starts to spend some time with his father Gene and his withdrawn younger brother Conrad. Meanwhile, Gene tries to reconnect with both his sons.
Charlotte, Branwell, Emily and Anne are four siblings living in the English countryside. All of them have artistic ambitions and they are quite close to one another. The film shows us how they try to overcome various challenges while chasing their ambitions and their dreams.
Victor has infiltrated the criminal empire of kingpin Alphonse Hoyt to make Alphonse pay for the murder of his wife and daughter. Victor’s actions are noticed by his neighbor Beatrice who wants to blackmail Victor to take revenge on the man who disfigured her face. A final confrontation will decide all of their fates.
Conor and Eleanor's relationship goes sour after an incident. Conor manages to move on from that, but Elenor stays affected by it for long. However, Conor gets distressed when Elenor decides to take a break from their marriage.
The Story of Piera is a biographical drama film, which is based on the life of Italian theatre actress Piera Degli Esposti. The film mostly focuses on her sexual relationships, including a lesbian relationship with her own daughter.
This romantic drama film tells the story of Frederique, a traumatized woman who seduces men and exploits them. She marries a gay man named Galuchat, but soon she leaves him and moves to Japan. After returning, she learns that he is in the hospital. However, she attempts to seduce another businessman named Rambert.
This romantic drama film tells the story of Faustine, a sixteen year old girl, who is on a summer vacation with her grandparents living in the countryside. She soon meets a boy named Joachim, and develops a liking to him. Over time, she becomes obsessed with him, and begins to spy on him from a distance.
This romantic drama film tells the story of Julien, a musician, who is willing to go to great lengths to get back his ex-wife. Driven by extreme hatred and jealousy, he tries to come up with a plan to put her new husband in jail, by getting him framed for a murder.
This romantic comedy film tells the story of two men and one woman who live happily in a polyamorous relationship. Since the woman is wealthy, they hardly worry about money. They decide to take a road trip, but they are being followed by a cop who thinks that there is something suspicious about them.
Reporter, Larry Martin, working undercover for the CIA is tasked with the rescue of five kidnapped wealthy girls from the yacht Rosebud. The girls have been kidnapped by the anti-Israel Palestinian Liberation Army. Meanwhile, Sloat, the extremist head of Black September is also heading the same way but with different intent.
Pierre is a seventeen year old boy whose wealthy father passes away, leaving his mother Hélène to care for him. Shortly after, his mother tells him that she had been unfaithful to his father several times without him knowing, and feels no regret about it. She soon introduces him to a world of sexual exploitation, hedonism and wildness.
Isabelle Huppert Awards
|Elle||Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama||2017|
|La dentellière||Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles||1978|