• Over the course of an illustrious five-decade career, Isabelle Huppert has become one of world cinema’s most formidable performers, renowned for her fearless intensity as well as for her considerable versatility. A banner year for the actor—including an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win for her role in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative psychodrama Elle—comes to a close with two of her latest projects, Michael Haneke’s caustic family saga Happy End and Serge Bozon’s eccentric farce Mrs. Hyde, wrapping up international festival runs. (The former is due out in select theaters December 22.) Last month, when she was in town for the New York Film Festival, Huppert took some time out to visit our film closet, where the screen legend gave charming voice to her love for Nicolas Roeg’s Bad Timing and Pierre Etaix’s Yoyo, and shared fond reminiscences of directors Federico Fellini and Curtis Hanson.

8 comments

  • By thevoid99
    November 13, 2017
    06:09 PM

    Will there be an extended version of this video? Seriously, I could watch her talk about films and see what she's collected. This is definitely the best Criterion Closet video so far... I doubt anyone will top this.
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  • By Berycej
    November 13, 2017
    06:48 PM

    This is awesome. I love how she starts out casual but by the end she's in deep. Put it in the bag!
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  • By David Hollingsworth
    November 14, 2017
    02:58 AM

    Could she be any classier and cooler?! Not only is she one of the world's greatest actresses, but she definitely has great taste in film.
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  • By Hamlib
    November 14, 2017
    08:01 AM

    I wish you shot this with a 360 camera!!!
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  • By Jayzman12
    November 15, 2017
    07:35 PM

    Why is there plushes of Statler and Waldorf on the shelf?
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  • By Ross McLeod
    November 16, 2017
    03:57 AM

    What a delightful visit from a great actress !!! Very happy she picked Sam Fuller's White Dog and Yoyo from Pierre Etaix.
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  • By macready
    November 16, 2017
    11:56 AM

    I still want to see her talk about showgirls
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