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    Isabelle Huppert on Embracing the Darkness in Breillat's 'Abuse of Weakness,' Now on Netflix

    Isabelle Huppert is something of an enigma. The Cannes and Cesar-winning actress plays women whose strength resides in some depraved inner core. And that perversity threatens to drive her characters deep into the void, as in Haneke's "The Piano Teacher," or into the light as in her new film with Cat...

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    August 2014 Film Preview

    New films with Robin Wright, Patricia Clarkson, Paula Garces, Christina Ricci, and more.

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    Catherine Breillat to Make First English-Language Film

    The romance "Bridge of Floating Dreams" will be set in Japan.

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    SFIFF Women Directors: Meet Catherine Breillat (Abuse of Weakness)

    "Abuse of Weakness ('L'Abus de Faiblesse') is the legal definition in France of what I suffered. But it is also in French, a sound, a strangeness more powerful poetically than its legal significance."

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    COLCOA Review: Isabelle Huppert Is All Strength in 'Abuse of Weakness'

    The title of the film may be “Abuse of Weakness,” but Isabelle Huppert’s performance as a filmmaker who suffers a stroke and then gets willingly conned by an ex-con is nothing but strong and steely-nerved. Which, of course, is to be expected from one of film’s best living actresses.

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    Exclusive: Strand Releasing to Distribute Catherine Breillat's Personal Drama 'Abuse of Weakness'

    Strand Releasing and Catherine Breillat have already coupled twice before to deliver Breillat's two features "Bluebeard" and "Sleeping Beauty" to the world. Her latest dramatic feature, "Abuse of Weakness," has also been acquired by Strand, with plans for a fall release.

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    Stockholm International Film Festival Announces Competition Films and Lineup

    The Stockholm International Film Festival has announced their films in competition and their general lineup. The 24th annual festival will screen over 180 films from 50 countries.

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    NYFF '13: Catherine Breillat On Exposing Herself in 'Abuse of Weakness,' Starring Isabelle Huppert

    The technological hindrances suffered by controversial French filmmaker Catherine Breillat during the (very brief) New York Film Festival press conference on Wednesday for her new film "Abuse of Weakness" pale in comparison to the tremendous physical incapacities undergone by her main protagonist Ma...

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