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Isabelle Huppert’s ‘Elle’ Set for Tribute at AFI Fest

The American Film Institute has set a Nov. 13 tribute and gala for Isabelle Huppert’s psychological thriller “Elle” at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

The tribute will celebrate Huppert’s career and include a conversation with the actress.

Isabelle Huppert is a masterful actress,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, AFI Fest Director. “Her fearlessness and precision shine in ELLE, and we are thrilled to honor her illustrious career at the 30th edition of AFI Fest, as she exemplifies the best of world cinema.”

Huppert has received 15 César Award nominations, the most for any actress, and won the award for 1995’s “La Ceremonie.” Her other films include “Violette,” “Story of Women,” “Madame Bovary,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “White Material,” “Amour” and “Things to Come.”

She has twice won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for “Violette” and “The Piano Teacher.” She is an Officer of both the National Order of Merit and the Legion of Honour.

In “Elle,” Huppert plays the head of a leading video game company who’s attacked by an unknown assailant in her home. She then tracks the man down.

“Elle,” directed by Paul Verhoeven, premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival, where Sony Classics bought the rights for North America.

AFI Fest will open on Nov. 10 with the premiere of Warren Beatty’s “Rules Don’t Apply.”


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