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2017 AFI Fest Preview: 10 Films and Filmmakers From This Year’s Line-Up You Should Track Down

2017 AFI Fest Preview: 10 Films and Filmmakers From This Year’s Line-Up You Should Track Down

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Madame Hyde

Isabelle Huppert has played teachers before, in films like The Piano Teacher. Here, in Serge Bozon’s Madame Hyde, the Jekyll/Hyde story gets a twist, with Huppert playing a fragile pedagogue who turns to the boiling anger she feels when she’s ignored by the high school institution. Huppert has long been, as Kneedler refers to her, the “patron saint of AFI Fest,” if not cinema itself, and here, she fluctuates back and forth between business and fury, thrill and sadness with aplomb  that could only be accomplished by an actress of her stature.

Isabelle Huppert in Madame Hyde

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