Isabelle Huppert on French Films vs. Hollywood

French actress Isabelle Huppert is up for an Oscar for Best Actress for her new film Elle, competing against Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, and Ruth Negga.

After her win at the Golden Globes, many are rooting for Huppert to win again at the Oscars for her amazing acting in the new film. In a recent interview, Huppert talked about why Americans are so reluctant to watch subtitled films, as well as the differences between working on American films and French films.


“American filmmakers have many things that French filmmakers don’t have,” said Huppert. “I think that’s the beauty of cinema that it reflects cultural identities and cultural habits.”

Check out the interview, as well as some clips from Huppert’s new Oscar nominated movie.