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COLCOA Review: Isabelle Huppert Is All Strength in 'Abuse of Weakness'

The title of the film may be “Abuse of Weakness,” but Isabelle Huppert’s performance as a filmmaker who suffers a stroke and then gets willingly conned by an ex-con is nothing but strong and steely-nerved. Which, of course, is to be expected from one of film’s best living actresses.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 29, 2014 1:17 PM
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NYFF Live Talks Panelists Include Claire Denis, Bruce Dern, Isabelle Huppert, Andrea Arnold and More

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced their second annual free-to-the-public NYFF LIVE series of filmmaker conversations. Participants include Claire Denis, (“Bastards”), Bruce Dern, (“Nebraska”), Isabelle Huppert, (“Abuse of Weakness”), Hirokazu Kore-eda, (“Like Father, Like Son”), and a special conversation on story creation and the artistic process with 2013 Filmmaker in Residence Andrea Arnold (“Wuthering Heights,” “Fish Tank”).
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 27, 2013 11:44 AM
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Jessica Chastain & Ned Benson Talk the Long Road to TIFF Hit 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby'

One of the unforeseen but delightful surprises at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was "The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby." I must confess that, stumbling bleary-eyed into its first 9 am press screening, I did feel slightly concerned about the 190-minute running time of writer-director Ned Benson's debut.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • September 23, 2013 6:04 AM
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WATCH: Unsettling First Clip from Catherine Breillat's 'Abuse of Weakness,' Starring Isabelle Huppert

Check out the first clip from French auteur Catherine Breillat's new film "Abuse of Weakness," starring Isabelle Huppert as the director herself.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • September 10, 2013 1:53 PM
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Cronenberg, Lavant and Huppert to Star in Luca Guadagnino's 'Body Art,' Based on DeLillo's Novel

David Cronenberg and "Cosmopolis" novel-writer Don DeLillo are pairing up with producer Paolo Branco for another film, "Body Art."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 29, 2013 1:12 PM
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Berlinale Adds Nine Competition Titles, Includes Panahi's 'Closed Curtain,' Soderbergh's 'Side Effects'

The Berlin International Film Festival (February 7-17) has added nine more titles to its competition lineup, including Jafar Panahi's latest, "Closed Curtain," Bruno Dumont's "Camille Claudel 1915," starring Juliette Binoche, Sundance entry "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman," starring Shia LaBeouf, and Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller "Side Effects," starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum and Jude Law.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 11, 2013 11:49 AM
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