By Patricia Bigot
The Croisic Film Festival hit hard for 16e edition, from October 7 to 16 : Isabelle Huppert has accepted to be the guest of honor and Lambert Wilson will be the president of the jury.
The two directors of the event, Mickaël Gauthier and Willy Liechty are very proud to announce the arrival of these two actors with international careers.
Lambert Wilson, president of the jury
“It’s just amazing and it’s a huge honor for us. He accepted immediately when we offered him
A multi-faceted actor, Lambert Wilson oscillates between films for the general public and auteur films, giving the answer to the greatest: from Sean Connery to Keanu Reeves, ranging from the Matrix saga, to French comedies such as Jet set, Barbecue, Alceste in bycicle, Royal Palace!, DeGaulle, Men and gods.
Isabelle Huppert, guest of honor
Announced at Le Croisic, actress Isabelle Huppert will receive an honorary Chabrol for her entire career.
After François Cluzet last year, it is the turn of one of the greatest French actresses to be honored at the Croisic festival. We are very proud, we have been negotiating his arrival for a year and a half.
Isabelle Huppert will take part in a question-and-answer game and talk about her long and great career for more than an hour in front of the public and festival-goers, before the screening of one of her films, the title of which is under negotiation. .
Favorite actress of Claude Chabrol with whom she has shot seven films, Isabelle Huppert, multi-awarded all over the world, has shot with the greatest directors, from François Ozon to Michael Haneke, via Paul Verhoeven, Benoît Jacquot, giving the reply to the greatest actors in more than 150 films and nearly 50 years of career!
These two announcements are just exceptional! The Croisic film festival plays in the big leagues, and over time the festival becomes more and more important!
The rest of the jury will be unveiled at the beginning of September normally, as will the official selection which will be announced in its entirety at the same time.
Two films announced
“Two titles – out of more than fifteen films expected – can be announced to date – without knowing yet whether they will be in competition. But they will be in the official selection for sure: Falcon Lakeadapted from the comic A sister by Bastien Vives, and This summeradapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki”, slip the organizers.
Two or three other titles will probably be announced at the end of August with some confirmed guests.
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Loire-Atlantique: Isabelle Huppert and Lambert Wilson, guests of the next Le Croisic film festival