Benoit Jacquot / France / 2023 / 80 min
Isabelle Huppert on stage and backstage, preparing for a Chekhov play. A vivid and elegant portrait of one of the world’s coolest and most charismatic women, who lets us into her creative process.
Isabelle Huppert is one of the most iconic actresses of her generation. An artist on a stage, we get a close-up portrait of her over a hot summer as she prepares for a role in Chekhov’s ‘The Cherry Orchard’ on a large outdoor stage in Avignon. We are with her both onstage and behind the scenes, as the always stylish Huppert rehearses with fellow actor Fabrice Luchini. A vivid, elegant and unmistakably French portrait with an attentive eye for all the little details that have made Huppert something as rare as an arthouse superstar. Is Isabelle Huppert as cool and charismatic behind the scenes as she is in front of a camera? Mais oui!