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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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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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Toronto Unleashes Final Wave of Programming, Includes Claire Denis, Jia Zhangke, Catherine Breillat and More

The Toronto International Film Festival unleashed its final wave of programming announcements this morning. The final count of films is totaling 288 features and 78 shorts, representing 70 countries from around the globe. The fest is boasting 146 world premieres.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 20, 2013 11:36 AM
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