Isabelle Huppert is perhaps the best international actress, her career spans several decades. With an extraordinary talent she has portrayed all kinds of women from very sweet, brave, innocent to some of the most powerful, complex and controversial roles I have ever seen, only an artist with her caliber has the experience and confidence to do these super complex characters in films like: The School of Flesh, Merci Pour Le Chocolat, The Piano Teacher and the most difficult one Ma mere. Some of my favorite films of hers are; Les Valseuses, Coup de Torchon, Story of Women, Amateur, La Ceremonie, and I Heart The Huckabees.
I just watched a film called “Les Destinees Sentimentales” with she in it, more like a miniserie, an epic story about a family through a series of decades starting in the 1890’s all the way to the 1930’s all surrounding a family that owned a ceramic factory in Limoges, France. Directed by the great Ollivier Assayas, the cast is great including the beautiful Emanuelle Beart. I certainly recommend this film.