Monday, September 12, 2016

Isabelle Huppert and the French shine at UniFrance, TIFF

Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (directors, The Unknown Girl)
Story and photos by Allan Tong

Over the weekend, UniFrance celebrated France's directors, screenwriters and stars attending TIFF this year with their films. These include Paul Verhoeven's controversial Elle starring the legendary Isabelle Huppert, the Dardenne brothers' The Unknown Girl and renowned director, Agnes Varda who was in Toronto to receive an award named after the late, great film critic Roger Ebert.

Co-screenwriter Christelle Berthevas & Arnaud des Pallieres, director of Orphan (Orpheline)

Sophie Semin & Reda Kateb, stars of Wim Wenders' The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez
(Les Beaux Jours d'Aranjuez)

Carolina Bartczak (X-Men: Apocalypse)

Paul Verhoeven, director of Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert

Francois Ozon, director of Frantz
Isabelle Huppert, legendary French actress starring in Elle. Below, she is whispering to her director, Paul Verhoeven.

Agnes Varda, the celebrated director received the Golden Thumb award at this weekend's Ebert Tribute, named in honour of film critic Roger Ebert. 

Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux & Nathalie Baye (It's Only the End of the World)

 Center: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, director of Daguerrotype
(Le Secret de la chambre noire) with his stars Tahar Rahim (left) and Constance Rousseau (right)

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