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Isabelle Huppert on Embracing the Darkness in Breillat's 'Abuse of Weakness,' Genet's 'The Maids' with Blanchett

Isabelle Huppert is something of an enigma. The Cannes and Cesar-winning actress plays women whose strength resides in some depraved inner core. And that perversity threatens to drive her characters deep into the void, as in Haneke's "The Piano Teacher," or into the light as in her new film with Catherine Breillat, "Abuse of Weakness."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 15, 2014 4:02 PM
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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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COLCOA 2014 Lineup Includes New Films from Polanski, Breillat, Ozon and More (TRAILERS)

The Franco-American Cultural Fund has announced the lineup for the 18th edition of the City of Lights, City of Angels (COLCOA) film festival. Running April 21-28 at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, the fest will present 41 features, including three international premieres, and many North American and US premieres. (Trailers below.)
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 2, 2014 11:43 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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