Starring Isabelle Huppert

Starring Isabelle Huppert

10 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
  • 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...

  • La truite

    Episode 4

    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 ...

  • The Bedroom Window

    Episode 5

    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 6

    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...

  • La cérémonie

    Episode 7

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

    Claude Chabrol’s forty-ninth feature stands as the crowning achievement of his prolific career—a coolly riveting study of class dynamics, the psychology of crime, and the sordid se...

  • The Piano Teacher

    Episode 8

    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 ...

  • White Material

    Episode 9

    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...

  • EO
    Episode 10


    Episode 10

    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...