Wo-man!
Isabelle Huppert

March 15 - March 31 2013

I always feel misunderstood, yet that is also what I seek.
Isabelle Huppert


Pera Film and l'Institut français will be celebrating International Women's Day throughout the month of March with an exclusive program saluting the exceptional work of Isabelle Huppert. One of the most enduring and respected actresses in French cinema, Isabelle Huppert is known for her versatile portrayals of characters ranging from the innocent to the sultry to the comic. She is as renowned for her portrayals of fragile, wide-eyed innocents as for her roles as devious, strong-willed vamps. Her performances are both mesmerizing and convincing, often to the extent that the spectator is drawn helplessly into the drama, hooked by an uncanny empathy with the actress. The selected films of Isabelle Huppert: Wo-man! will give a great insight into her enticing career.

Huppert was born on 16 March 1953. Since 1971 she has acted in over ninety films and TV productions. She has had 14 films in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and won the Best Actress Award twice, for Violette Noziere in 1978 and The Piano Teacher in 2001. Huppert is also the most nominated actress for the César Award for Best Actress (even 13 nominations), which she received in 1996 for the role in the film La Cérémonie. She is one of two women ever which have twice received the `Volpi Cup` for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival - first in 1988 for her part in Story of Women, and the second time in 1995 for La Cérémonie; both films were directed by Claude Chabrol. Additionally, she received a Special Lion in 2005 for her role in Gabrielle. Huppert was twice voted Best Actress at the European Film Awards: in 2001 for playing Erika Kohut in The Piano Teacher and in 2002 with the entire cast of 8 Women (directed by François Ozon). She was decorated with the Legion of Honour She made her first prominent role in The Lacemaker by the Swiss director Claude Goretta, for which she won a BAFTA award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Role. Her greater success was the film Violette Noziere directed by Claude Chabrol, which at the same time was the beginning of their long and fruitful collaboration. Huppert has played in his seven movies, hence being often regarded as this director’s muse. She has worked with numerous major directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Marco Ferreri, Werner Schroeter, Michael Haneke.

In collaboration:

Every Man For Himself

Every Man For Himself

Coup de torchon

Coup de torchon

La Cérémonie

La Cérémonie

Isabelle Huppert: A Life to Play

Isabelle Huppert: A Life to Play

Loulou

Loulou

Story of Women

Story of Women

White Material

White Material

Wo-man!
Isabelle Huppert

One of the most enduring and respected actresses in French cinema, Isabelle Huppert is known for her versatile portrayals of characters ranging from the innocent to the sultry to the comic. The selected films of Isabelle Huppert: Wo-man! will give a great insight into her enticing career.

Galatasaray, an Institution of Institutions | Besim F. Dellaloğlu

Galatasaray, an Institution of Institutions | Besim F. Dellaloğlu

Is Istanbul a single city? Will Istanbul too, be one day one day divided into different sections, and numbered like the arrondisements of Paris? These are tough questions indeed! 

Blurred Reminiscences  <br>Andra Ursuta

Blurred Reminiscences
Andra Ursuta

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017. Through the biennial, we will be sharing detailed information about the artists and the artworks. 

The Success of an Artist

The Success of an Artist

Pera Museum presents an exhibition of French artist Félix Ziem, one of the most original landscape painters of the 19th century. The exhibition Wanderer on the Sea of Light presents Ziem as an artist who left his mark on 19th century painting and who is mostly known for his paintings of Istanbul and Venice, where the city and the sea are intertwined.