French actress Isabelle Huppert all praises for Brillante Mendoza who directs her in Prey, the Gracia Burnham story

Acclaimed French actress Isabelle Huppert has lauded Filipino director Brillante Mendoza, who cast her in his new film Prey. She told ABS-CBN News, "(He) is very special. He is an extraordinary director and I had an extraordinary experience. Maybe, one of the most outstanding in my life as an actress."

She said she enjoyed shooting the movie, which depicts the kidnapping of American missionary Gracia Burnham by the Abu Sayyaf. Huppert plays a tourist taken hostage, according to Manila Bulletin. "The movie was very special and where we shot was very special too. We shot in very, sometimes, remote places and in the forest and in the sea. Very physical shoot as well as a very emotional one."

Huppert left for Paris on Sunday but she said she hopes to "come back as soon as possible." She added, "I feel so sad to leave... I hope I can come back for the premiere of the film."

According to Manila Bulletin, Huppert, 57, has been in the business since 1971. She was named Cannes Best Actress twice-for Violette Nozière and La Pianist-and awarded Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival twice as well.

 

Screencap of Isabelle Huppert’s IMDB profile.

 

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