French film icon Isabelle Huppert will accept the Berlin International Film Festival’s lifetime achievement award 2022, the Golden Bear, as well as a career honor for the 72nd edition of Berlin, which runs from October 10 to February 20.
Huppert, an Oscar nomination (for 2016 Elle) and two-time Cannes Best Actress award winner, will receive the honor of a lifetime at a ceremony in Berlin on February 15. Berlin will also host a special gala dinner for the premiere of the new film. most of Huppert, About Joan from director Laurent Larivière.
“We are proud to welcome Isabelle Huppert back to the festival,” Berlinale directors Mariette Rissenbeek and Carlo Chatrian said in a statement. “The Honorable Golden Bear seems like a natural step forward in a career that is second to none, as Isabelle Huppert is one of the few artists recognized with acting awards at all film festivals. big. But Isabelle Huppert is more than a famous actress – she’s a resilient artist who isn’t afraid to take risks and follow the mainstream. Giving her our most prestigious award is to emphasize cinema as an art form, independent and unconditional. We often think of actors as tools in the hands of filmmakers, but Isabelle Huppert is a clear example that motivation can be a real exchange. Actors can be the real engine that creates not only emotions but also cinematic concepts.”
Berlin will show a selection of works from Huppert’s more than 50 years of career, including Claude Goretta’s 1977 drama The Lacemaker, Jean-Luc Godard’s Dear everyone (1980), by Claude Chabrol La Ceremonie (1995), Piano teacher (2001) from Michael Haneke, François Ozon’s 8 female (2002), by Paul Verhoeven Elle and 2016 Things to come Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve.