SPECIAL REPORT FROM CANNES
Cannes, May 20
On Day 5, Isabelle Huppert showed up in two movies, almost back to back. Then at the evening press screening, the boos – that time-honoured Cannes tradition – were finally heard (the loudest came from the unhappy man right next to me).
I’ll write more on Huppert in the next few days; jut briefly, she plays a supporting role in Michael Hanake’s “Amour”, a surprisingly tender yet typically clinical new work from the Austrian master, and in the Korean film “In Another Country”, by Hong Sansoo, she plays three characters in a wry study of foreignness and possibility of desire in everyday life. Here’s one of the most versatile and fearless actresses at work today in the world.
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