Asian cinema wins praise from French icon Huppert
Two-time Cannes winner and muse of Europe’s top directors, Isabelle Huppert delighted fans in Busan this week as she said the best surprises in cinema were coming from the East.
“The great new cinematography from the last 20 years has come from Asia”, the French icon said during an open talk at the region’s leading film festival in South Korea.
Huppert, whose career spans more than 90 films since her screen debut in 1971, has worked with the likes of Michael Haneke, Claude Chabrol and Maurice Pialat in Europe and twice scooped the best actress award at Cannes.
At the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), where she the will attend the screening of her latest film “My Little Princess,” Huppert said she had long been taken by what was happening in the region’s film industry.