The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is pleased to announce that multi-award-winning screen and stage actress Isabelle HUPPERT will serve as the President of the International Competition jury at the 34th TIFF.
“It is a great honor to be chosen to preside over the International Competition Jury of the 34th TIFF, one of the most important Festivals in the world I have always considered with great respect. And what a joy to be welcomed again in Japan, a country with such a fascinating culture and an impressive film history,” said Huppert. “I have had the pleasure of presiding on Festival juries throughout the world, and each time it is an inspiring experience to share my perspective with fellow talents from different backgrounds, united by a common love for cinema. I wish this edition of the festival a great success and I look forward to discovering the films selected this year together with the jurors, in a theater. How lucky we are!”
TIFF Chairman ANDO Hiroyasu commented, “Ms. Huppert is not only a great French actress with intelligence and insight, but also a world-renowned filmmaker with a successful and extensive international career. Moreover, she is also a big fan of Japan. It’s wonderful that Ms. Huppert will join us at TIFF as the jury president, and will help our festival bloom despite the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Isabelle Huppert Profile
Isabelle Huppert is a multi-award-winning screen and stage actress. She won the BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for The Lacemaker
(dir: Claude Goretta); two Venice Film Festival Best Actress Awards for Story of Women
(dir: Claude Chabrol) and The Ceremony
(dir: Claude Chabrol); Venice Film Festival’s Special Jury Lion d’Or for Gabrielle
(dir: Patrice Chereau) and for her entire body of work; two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards for Violette
(dir: Claude Chabrol) and The Piano Teacher
(dir: Michael Haneke).
In France, she received the César Best Actress Award for The Ceremony
(dir: Claude Chabrol) and Elle
(dir: Paul Verhoeven), for which she also received the Gotham, Golden Globe and Film Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
She received for her theater career the prestigious XVI Il Premio Europa per il Teatro in Roma (16th European Award for Theater).
She also received a Molière d’Honneur (Honorary Molière) for her theater career in France.
She has worked – amongst others – with Maurice Pialat, Jean-Luc Godard, Mauro Bolognini, Marco Ferreri, Michael Cimino, Andrzej Wajda, Jacques Doillon, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Curtis Hanson, Hal Hartley, Claire Denis, Rithy Panh, Catherine Breillat, David O’Russell, Patricia Mazuy, Joachim Trier, Brillante Ma. Mendoza, Hong Sang-soo, and Marco Bellocchio.
Her theatrical works include Sarah Kane’s “4.48 Psychosis” (dir: Claude Regy), Shakespeare’s “Measure for measure” (dir: Peter Zadek), “Quartet” (dir: Bob Wilson), “Phaedra(s)” (dir: Krzysztof Warlikowski) at the BAM; “Medea” (dir: Jacques Lassalle) , “Hedda Gabler” (dir: Eric Lacascade), “A Streetcar” (dir: Krzysztof Warlikowski) at the Odéon Theater and on tour throughout Europe and internationally; “The Maids” (dir: Benedict Andrews, co-starring Cate Blanchett) at the Sydney Theatre Company and at the New York City Center in conjunction with the Lincoln Center Festival; “Mary Stuart” (dir: Howard Davies) at the National Theatre in London; “Les Fausses Confidences” (dir: Luc Bondy), “Orlando” (dir: Robert Wilson), Florian Zeller’s “The Mother” at the Atlantic Theater in NY (dir: Trip Cullman), “Mary Said What She Said” (dir: Robert Wilson), “The Glass Menagerie” (dir: Ivo van Hove), and “The Cherry Orchard” (dir: Tiago Rodrigues).
Isabelle Huppert is an Officer of the National Order of Merit of the Legion of Honor, and an Officer of the National Order of Merit and Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters. She was the President of the Jury for the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.