Screening & Talk
A Special Evening with Isabelle Huppert

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Screening at 5pm
Conversation with Adam Gopnik at 6pm
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Join us on Sunday, March 24 for a special evening with celebrated French screen and stage actress Isabelle Huppert.

The evening will open with a screening at 5pm of the documentary I Love Isabelle Huppert (Stéphane Bergouhnioux and Jean-Marie Nizan, 2017), followed by an exclusive conversation in English at 6pm with Ms. Huppert and journalist Adam Gopnik about her award-winning career in film and theater.

Among the greatest acting talents of her generation, Isabelle Huppert has appeared in more than 120 films over the course of her five-decade career. She has worked with many acclaimed directors in France and around the world including Jean-Luc Godard, Michael Haneke, Maurice Pialat, Patrice Chéreau, Olivier Assayas, Claire Denis, the Taviani brothers, David O’Russell, Marco Ferreri, Michael Cimino, Mia Hansen-Løve, Hal Hartley, Ursula Meier, Hong Sang Soo, and more. She has earned a record 16 César nominations for Best Actress, an Academy Award nomination, and an appointment as Officer of the Legion d’honneur, among her numerous awards and honors.

Not only confined to screen, Huppert has appeared on the stage in France, the US, and many other countries. She has been nominated for seven Molière awards—France’s counterpart to the Tony Awards—more than any other actress. In 2014, she starred alongside Cate Blanchett in a Sydney Theater Company production of Jean Genet’s The Maids that was the centerpiece of that summer’s Lincoln Center Festival.

In addition to this evening, ten key films of Huppert’s career will be screened during FIAF’s CinéSalon series, Isabelle Huppert On Screen, from March 5 to April 23. Read details here.

Additionally, Ms. Huppert can be seen on stage in Florian Zeller’s The Mother at the Atlantic Theater Company from February 20 to April 7. Read details here.

  • About Isabelle Huppert
    • Isabelle Huppert is a multi-award winning screen and stage actress.

      Awards won include: a BAFTA for her work in The Lacemaker, two Venice Film Festival Best Actress Awards for Claude Chabrol’s Story of Women and The Ceremony, Venice Film Festival’s Special Jury Lion d’Or for her entire body of work; two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards for Claude Chabrol’s Violette and for Michael Haneke’s The Piano Teacher; in France she received the Cesar (Best Actress Award) for Claude Chabrol’s The Ceremony and Paul Verhoeven’s Elle—a film for which she also received a Gotham Award, a Golden Globe, a Spirit Award in addition to being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She received a Molière Award for her career (honoring achievements in French theater; equivalent to the Tony Awards); and the prestigious XVI Prix Europe pour le Théâtre in Rome.

      Huppert has also pursued her theatrical career in France and internationally, including BAM (4.48 Psychosis, Quartet, and Phaedra). She has acted under the direction of Robert Wilson (Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Heiner Müller’s Quartet), Peter Zadek (Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure), Claude Régy (Sarah Kame’s 4.48 Psychosis), and Howard Davies (Friedrich von Schiller’s Mary Stuart). Noteworthy productions include: Euripide’s Medea (directed by Jacques Lassalle), Hedda Gabler, A Streetcar (director Krzysztof Warlikowski’s spin on Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, at the Odéon Theater and on tour throughout Europe and internationally); The Maids (directed by Benedict Andrews with Cate Blanchett at the Sydney Theatre Company and at New York’s City Center in conjunction with the Lincoln Center Festival); Phaedra directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski; Les Fausses Confidences (by Marivaux, directed by Luc Bondy at the Odéon Theater and on tour throughout Europe); Mary Stuart (Howard Davies) at the National Theater in London.

      Recent films include: Eva, directed by Benoit Jacquot; Claire’s Camera by Hong Sang Soo; and Mrs. Hyde, directed by Serge Bozon (Best Actress Award at the Locarno Film Festival). Huppert is an Officer of the National Order of Merit of the Legion of Honor, and an Officer of the National Order of Merit and Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters. She was the President of the jury for the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.

  • About Adam Gopnik
    • Adam Gopnik is an American writer, essayist, journalist, and commentator. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1986, writing non-fiction, fiction, memoir and criticism. He is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism and of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. In March 2013, Gopnik was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Republic. Gopnik’s newest book, A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism, will be released in Spring 2019.