CC: The Lacemaker (1977)

2018/19 SEASON!

Thursday, March 07, 2019 - Thursday, March 07, 2019

The Lacemaker (1977)

Thursday, March 07, 2019 @ 7:00 PM
Globe Cinema
- 617 8th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
$12 General | $10 Members/Seniors/Students | $40 5-Pack Punch Pass | $99 Season Pass


One of her earliest star turns, Claude Goretta’s The Lacemaker finds Isabelle Huppert playing a reserved young hairstylist named Pomme who goes on vacation to Normandy with a friend and becomes entangled in a sexual dalliance with an intense young university student named Francois. The diffident Francois eventually rejects her because of her inarticulateness and passivity. A sexy but solemn story about the tragic fall-out from an abortive first love, The Lacemaker announced Isabelle Huppert as a commanding screen presence and force to be reckoned with. This is an actress who, early in her career, can already do a lot with a little. She is oblique yet always fascinating, her craft subtle yet redoubtable, technique ever at the ready. Often silent and nearly still, Huppert expresses both yearning and tremendous depths of sadness.

- Written by Jason Wierzba


First appearing on screen in 1971, Isabelle Huppert has amassed more than 130 credits over the course of a remarkable and varied career. Indeed, she is considered by many to be the finest screen actress of her generation, having worked with many of the greatest directors of the postwar era. Whether in her famous extended collaborations with Claude Chabrol and Michael Haneke or in one-off partnerships with a who’s who of contemporary notables, Huppert is famous for her icy intelligence, intensity of affect, and subtlety of craft. Though her consistency is beyond dispute, it would be neglectful in the extreme to pigeonhole this fearless actress; while she can indeed be ruthless and inscrutable as she famously is in films such as Haneke’s The Piano Teacher, she is equally at home conducting amorous combat in Maurice Pialat’s Loulou or participating in the merry madcap antics of Serge Bozon’s Tip Top. Huppert, who has won and/or been nominated for innumerable awards, remains in a class of her own.

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