Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story ... See full summary »
While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.
Nathalie teaches philosophy at a high school in Paris. She is passionate about her job and particularly enjoys passing on the pleasure of thinking. Married with two children, she divides her time between her family, former students and her very possessive mother. One day, Nathalie's husband announces he is leaving her for another woman. With freedom thrust upon her, Nathalie must reinvent her life.
As Mia Hansen-Løve was basing the film on her mother's life she asked her mother to approve the script before she began filming. The one thing her mother had her change was the name of the cat. In the original script it was called Desdemona, after the cat it was based on, but her mother had her change it to Pandora to respect the cat's privacy. See more »
Nathalie is shown walking through the mud flats exposed along the beach at low tide. As she walks, she is clearly following footprints. Since the mud was previously underwater, the footprints must be from a previous take of Isabelle Huppert walking along the same path. See more »
Young actors today would do well to watch carefully and learn from this amazing woman. She's been doing it for such a long time, and for each work she is a part of is that much more memorable for what seems like such very subtle reasons. She is just spectacularly comfortable in the life of all the characters she portrays. She is unquestionably one of the finest actors to grace the screen of any age... with an unlimited, timeless grace commanding any story-line she chooses. This is a very emblematic film for her, and it is oh so hard to imagine another actor that would be able to substitute in the part to give it the complexity and depth she is able to impart. It is what makes her so special, and why with every new contact I become more infatuated with her unmatched talent. She's wonderful, unequaled, and timeless.
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