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Direction and screenplay: Mia Hansen-Love
Isabelle Huppert (Elle) delivers her usual superb performance as a successful philosophy teacher whose comfortable life is taken apart piece by piece, starting with her husband’s surprise announcement that he’s been seeing another woman and is moving out. What do you do when all the anchors of familiar life are cut, and you are left alone and adrift in a void of unwanted freedom?
“Quietly wonderful… holds us completely”- LA Times.
“Huppert is such a persistently and prolifically rigorous performer that she risks being taken for granted in some of her vehicles, but this is a major, many-shaded work even by her lofty standards” – Variety.
“As we watch this woman lose her family, her status, and maybe even some part of her pride, we sense both the horror and the intoxication of freedom”- Village Voice.
Best Director, Berlin Film Festival.
102 minutes. Subtitles.