Category Archives: Isabelle Huppert

Beauty isn’t always about what one could readily see: “La dentellière” [1977 France, Switzerland]

Sometimes, it requires a painter to appreciate beauty, says Swiss director Claude Goretta, and writer Pascal Lainé, upon whose novel the film, “La dentellière” [Eng. Title: The Lacemaker] is based. Even the title alludes to Johannes Vermeer’s famous painting.
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Isabelle Huppert & co in Godard’s “Sauve qui Peut (la vie)” [1980 France]

After spending the best part of the 1970’s ‘in research’ as he puts it, Jean-Luc Godard returns to cinema emphatically with “Sauve qui Peut (la vie)” [Eng. Title: Slow Motion], an extraordinary dish nevertheless served with recognisable ingredients used … Continue reading

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