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Greta

Greta is the new name in terror, a character so perversely evil and repugnant that audiences will think twice before befriending middle-aged women again. When 20-something Frances (Chloe Grace Moretz) meets Greta (Isabelle Huppert), a seemingly innocent and lonely woman, a bond develops until Frances makes a discovery which doesn’t just shatter their friendship but threatens […]

Happy End

Selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Happy End is a foreign art house drama written and directed by Austrian Michael Haneke. The film stars Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Franz Rogowski and Toby Jones plus more. The story surrounds a wealthy French family living in Calais. After teenager […]

THINGS TO COME

The life changes a middle-aged woman experiences are intelligently but laboriously detailed in this dramatic film from France which garnered leading actress Isabelle Huppert many awards for her performance. Nathalie leads a busy life – she’s a philosophy teacher, has a family and a sickly mother who takes up much of her time. The passage of […]

THE MAIDS

The stage lights flick up and out flounces Cate Blanchett as Claire, the maid; her anger at the fore as she amusingly and spitefully imitates the “loving” Mistress that degrades her and her sister, Solange (Isabelle Huppert) with her sweetness, daily. The maids perform their perverse rituals when Mistress is out, trying on her clothes […]