This year’s Rome Film Fest (18-28 October) will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to French actress Isabelle Huppert.
The award will be presented by Italian actor Toni Servillo. Over the course of her career, Isabelle Huppert worked with some of the greatest European and American filmmakers, such as Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Maurice Pialat, Marco Ferreri, the Taviani brothers, Marco Bellocchio, Michael Haneke, Andrzej Wajda, Michael Cimino and David O. Russell.
The winner of international awards for her performances, including a Golden Globe for Paul Verhoeven’s Elle (2017), the Parisian actress will also attend an onstage conversation in the Close Encounters series and will comment on a series of clips selected from the films that influenced her life as an artist.
The festival’s artistic director, Antonio Monda remarked, “I am excited that the Rome Film Fest will celebrate an actress of extraordinary sensibility, sophistication and depth such as Isabelle Huppert, a magnificent humanistic performer who is always able to convey, even in difficult and dramatic roles, remarkable empathy for the characters she plays.”