ISABELLE HUPPERT, All the world regards Collection Empreintes
- Anne Andreu
Of all contemporary actresses, Isabelle Huppert is the one who makes the boldest choices and dares to tread where others will not. Her inner strength leads her to take risks and make seemingly crazy choices. She has a particular way of inhabiting her characters and getting under their skin before revealing them to the public.
She doesn?t give anything away, preserving a mysterious inaccessible side. Over the past 30 years, Isabelle Huppert has had a string of encounters with some of the greatest directors (Pialat, Godard, Cimino, Chabrol, Haneke etc.), each one in his own way was attracted to her secret self, offering her roles to penetrate this mystery. But such is Isabelle?s art that she manages to invite us to come close, while guarding her distance...
Anne Andreu chooses to film her at work to capture how she experiences the profession of an actress: at the theatre in Marseille during a rehearsal of a production directed by Bob Wilson; in Cambodia where she plays a part in The Sea Wall by Rithy Panh; in Paris at the theatre in Le Dieu du Carnage by Yasmina Reza; and a photo-shoot with Ferdinando Scianna. These varied experiences are opportunities for Isabelle Huppert to expose herself to new glances.
Cinétévé - Context TV- France 5
with the participation of
SVT - Sveriges Television AB
La TSR, Télévision Suisse Romande
Centre National de la Cinématographie
Camera : Franck Dhelens
Sound engineer : Nicolas Schlomoff
Editor : Yvan Gaillard
France 5 / Cinétévé / Context TV – 2008