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HONORARY AWARDS

FESTIVAL AWARDS

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Isabelle Huppert

Born in 1955 in Paris, Isabelle Huppert started taking acting courses at the classes on Blanche Street, and later enrols in the conservatory. Although the first year does not go as smoothly as she hopes, she takes part in plays by such writers as Alfred de Musset, Ivan Turgeniev and Euripides. She later takes some small parts in theatre, TV and feature films, slowly synchronising life with cinema, beginning to express life through cinema. But her real breakthrough comes with Claude Goretta’s 1977 La dentellière / The Lacemaker. As the reticent, introverted but sensitive young woman, Huppert truly embodies her character. Following her performance, which stands as a breaking point in her career, she says, “I preferred ordinariness over conspicuousness. I was ‘the lacemaker’ for a long time for everyone.” (Gelişim Sinema, Issue 9)

After this film, she took leading parts in the films of such directors as Claude Chabrol, André Techiné, Maurice Pialat, Jean-Luc Godard, Joseph Losey, Andrzej Wajda, and Michael Haneke only to secure her place among her generation’s most talented actresses. She also succeeded in conveying her strong character into the roles she takes on. If the Pomme from The Lacemaker is so real, or if the story behind the double life of Violette Nozière / Violette (1975) who tries to kill her family is so touching, if the struggle of survival during World War II slaps us in the face in Une affaire de femmes / A Story of Women (1988), if the pressed anxiety of Emma in Madame Bovary (1991) affects us so much, or if Michael Haneke’s films are so cold and scary, one cannot deny that Isabelle Huppert’s strong character, her contributions to the roles she takes on, and her simultaneous consideration of life and cinema are effectual.

– Barış Saydam