Starring Isabelle Huppert

Starring Isabelle Huppert

18 Episodes

Seemingly ageless even as she turns seventy this March, the incomparable French actor Isabelle Huppert is something of a paradox: an enigma who lives in front of the camera, inviting our gaze while maintaining a sense of deep, unknowable mystery. Specializing in portrayals of complex women who transgress social, moral, and sexual boundaries, she has delivered fearless performances for uncompromising auteurs such as Jean-Luc Godard (EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF), Maurice Pialat (LOULOU), Claude Chabrol (LA CÉRÉMONIE), Michael Haneke (THE PIANO TEACHER), Claire Denis (WHITE MATERIAL), and Mia Hansen-Løve (THINGS TO COME). Each is a captivating display of the singular performance style—so nuanced, ambiguous, and elusive that it’s barely discernible as acting—that has made her a legend in her time.

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  • Starring Isabelle Huppert Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Every Man for Himself

    Episode 2

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1980 • France
    Starring Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye

    After a decade in the wilds of avant-garde and early video experimentation, Jean-Luc Godard returned to commercial cinema with this star-driven work of social commentary, while remaining defiant...

  • Heaven’s Gate

    Episode 3

    Directed by Michael Cimino • 1980 • United States
    Starring Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt

    A breathtaking depiction of the promise and perils of America’s western expansion, HEAVEN’S GATE, directed by Michael Cimino, is among Hollywood’s most ambitious and unorthodox epics. Kri...

  • Loulou

    Episode 4

    Directed by Maurice Pialat • 1980 • France
    Starring Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Guy Marchand

    A young Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu make for one of the most breathtaking screen couples in French-cinema history in this raw, sexy, messy tale of amour fou. Huppert is Nelly, a well-to...

  • Coup de torchon

    Episode 5

    Directed by Bertrand Tavernier • 1981 • France
    Starring Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Marielle

    An inspired rendering of Jim Thompson’s pulp novel POP. 1280, Bertrand Tavernier’s COUP DE TORCHON deftly transplants the story of an inept police chief turned heartless killer and his...

  • La truite

    Episode 6

    Directed by Joseph Losey • 1982 • France
    Starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Jeanne Moreau

    “Nowadays, homosexuality and heterosexuality mean nothing. You’re sexual or you’re not.” The penultimate film by iconoclastic director Joseph Losey, LA TRUITE (“The Trout”) is a shrewd study of ...

  • Entre nous

    Episode 7

    Directed by Diane Kurys • 1983 • France
    Starring Miou-Miou, Isabelle Huppert, Guy Marchand

    Director Diane Kurys tells the story of her own mother in this tender portrait of the life-changing relationship between two women. In order to avoid deportation, Lena (Isabelle Huppert), a Jewish refugee ...

  • The Bedroom Window

    Episode 8

    Directed by Curtis Hanson • 1987 • United States
    Starring Steve Guttenberg, Elizabeth McGovern, Isabelle Huppert

    Voyeurism, violence, and a wrong man: Hitchcockian themes abound in this clever homage to the Master of Suspense from writer-director Curtis Hanson (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL). Terry (Steve G...

  • Story of Women

    Episode 9

    Directed by Claude Chabrol • 1988 • France
    Starring Isabelle Huppert, François Cluzet, Marie Trintignant

    Isabelle Huppert won the Best Actress prize at the Venice Film Festival for her riveting performance in this tale of wartime survival based on the true story of Marie-Louise Giraud, one of th...

  • Amateur

    Episode 10

    Directed by Hal Hartley • 1994 • United States
    Starring Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan, Elina Löwensohn

    Indie maverick Hal Hartley puts his typically gonzo, deadpan spin on the crime thriller in this wild tale of sex, sin, and spiritual redemption. Isabelle Huppert delivers one of her all-too-...

  • La cérémonie

    Episode 11

    Directed by Claude Chabrol • 1995 • France, Germany
    Starring Sandrine Bonnaire, Isabelle Huppert, Jacqueline Bisset

    Catherine (Jacqueline Bisset) hires the illiterate Sophie (Sandrine Bonnaire) as her maid. But Sophie soon falls under the influence of the mysterious postal worker Jeanne (Isab...

  • The Piano Teacher

    Episode 12

    Directed by Michael Haneke • 2001 • France
    Starring Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Magimel

    In this riveting study of the dynamics of control, Academy Award–winning director Michael Haneke takes on Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek’s controversial 1983 novel about perverse female sexuality and the world ...

  • Home
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    Episode 13

    Home

    Episode 13

    Directed by Ursula Meier • 2008 • France
    Starring Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet, Adélaïde Leroux

    This mesmerizing fable of modern family life stars Isabelle Huppert as Marthe, a happy-go-lucky mother whose family enjoys an idyllic existence in their isolated, ramshackle home, which edges ont...

  • White Material

    Episode 14

    Directed by Claire Denis • 2009 • France
    Starring Isabelle Huppert, Christophe Lambert, Isaach De Bankolé

    In WHITE MATERIAL, the great contemporary French filmmaker Claire Denis, known for her restless, intimate dramas, introduces an unforgettably crazed character. Played by a ferocious Isabelle...

  • In Another Country

    Episode 15

    Directed by Hong Sang-soo • 2012 • South Korea
    Starring Isabelle Huppert, Yu Jun-sang, Jung Yu-mi

    Legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert stars in the first English-language film from South Korean master Hong Sang-soo. In a triptych of overlapping stories, three different French women—a filmma...

  • Abuse of Weakness

    Episode 16

    Directed by Catherine Breillat • 2013 • France
    Starring Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen, Laurence Ursino

    Inspired by director Catherine Breillat’s real-life experiences, ABUSE OF WEAKNESS is a daring exploration of power and sex from a director fearlessly confronting her own demons. Isabelle Huppert...

  • Things to Come

    Episode 17

    Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve • 2016 • France, Germany
    Starring Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka

    What happens when the life you’ve worked so hard to build falls apart all at once? Nathalie (a radiant Isabelle Huppert) is a philosophy teacher with a seemingly settled existence, jugglin...

  • EO
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    Episode 18

    EO

    Episode 18

    Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski • 2022 • Poland, Italy
    Starring Sandra Drzymalska, Lorenzo Zurzolo, Mateusz Kościukiewicz

    With his first feature in seven years, legendary filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski (DEEP END, MOONLIGHTING) directs one of his most free and visually inventive films yet, following t...