Ingenious Pain

"Isabelle is both intimate and distant, intelligent, cold, burning — and prepared to do anything to act. She gives herself to others while at the same time is absent; she is solitary and multiple in nature. One might say that this is true of all actresses. But in Isabelle there is something like a fatal eagerness she has taken upon herself."
- Patrice Chéreau
on Isabelle Huppert

I’d be happy to learn to play. But not if we only ever play by your rules.
La pianiste, Michael Haneke (2001)

Schubert’s dynamics range from scream to whisper, not loud to soft.
La pianiste, Michael Haneke (2001)

You can’t delve around inside people, then reject them.La pianiste, Michael Haneke (2001)

You can’t delve around inside people, then reject them.
La pianiste, Michael Haneke (2001)