Isabelle Huppert has had a banner year, even by her standards: She’s won acclaim for her roles in both Mia Hansen-Løve’s “Things to Come” and Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle.” Metrograph is holding a six-film retrospective dedicated to the actress.
The series opens with Michael Haneke’s “The Piano Teacher,” for which Huppert won the best Actress prize at Cannes (her second). The film screens November 19 at 5:15 p.m.
Claire Denis’ drama set in an unnamed, post-colonial African nation stars Huppert as a planation owner whose existence is at risk of being upended by a conflict that’s about to reach her door. (November 19 at 10 p.m.)
Huppert worked with Catherine Breillat on “Abuse of Weakness,” delivering a typically excellent — and exceptionally vulnerable — performance. (November 20 at 4:30 p.m.)
“In Another Country” represented a dream collaboration for the arthouse-inclined: Huppert working with the prolific Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo. The actress will appear in person for a Q&A after the screening, which takes place November 20 at 6:30 p.m.
The earliest film in this series — as well as the only one in English — “Amateur” finds Huppert collaborating with indie stalwart Hal Hartley, navigating a noirish New York City. (November 21 at 7:15 p.m.)
Huppert wasn’t in Curtis Hanson’s acclaimed noir, but she was close friends with the recently departed director and will introduce “L.A. Confidential” on November 20 at 9 p.m.
In Ursula Meier’s offbeat family drama, Huppert plays the matriarch of a family whose home is scheduled to be demolished in order to make room for a new freeway. (November 21 at 9:30 p.m.)