• 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.

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  • 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 Davey32
    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 Sean Ramsdell
      November 16, 2017
      05:43 PM

      Jim Henson on Filmstruck
  • 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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  • By John Z.
    November 30, 2017
    11:10 PM

    The best picks I have seen; so many of them are mine, too. How lovely that Mme. Huppert and I appear to share similar tastes in films. (Of course, one of my choices would have been M. Haneke's The Piano Teacher.) Her choices are informed and eclectic. I was quite moved when she spoke of Curtis Hanson; of one of his films that exists on her A-List... Well, I knew what she was going to say before she did so. It happens also to be my favorite of M. Hanson's films.
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  • By dgc2
    December 09, 2017
    06:55 PM

    ok so I am making dinner and watching this at the same time and all I hear is: (humming) "c'est quo? oh Badlands! ... I'm gonna take Badlands." and I almost dropped what I was cooking! :) I adore her so utterly. I am also thrilled your made her take Tampopo one of my all time faves so glad you did that! :) If only we could get 8 Femmes in the Criterion Collection now... *wink wink* Adorable, this made my snowy evening perfect.
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