Saturday, October 21, 2017

Keith Francese writes

I imagine Isabelle Huppert’s demure 
face tastes like sloe pineapple 
upside-down cake. glassy and sweet. 
the stray baked berries
found underneath.

I imagine kissing those cheeks is just like 
the time my skull was heaped open 
by that plumed stone plunged from a towering perch. 
quelle voltage! 
et tâches de rousseur, salés! 

wanton sparks dashed astreak 
that full-length gasp, so vast
and – ruthlessly  disharmonious,
the whole-blossomed jolt
sirened a frenzied hum of bees.
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Isabelle Huppert -- Norbert Mauritius


  1. Isabelle Huppert is a French actress who has appeared in more than 110 feature films and numerous stage productions around the world. In 1977 she won the British Academy Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles for her work in Claude Goretta's "La Dentellière" (The Lacemaker). She garnered the Prix d'interprétation féminine (Best Actress Award) at the Cannes Film festival twice, for her roles in Claude Chabrol's "Violette Nozière" (1978) and Michael Haneke's "The Piano Teacher" (2001), based on the 1983 novel by the 2004 Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek and two Volpi Cups at the other major film festival, the Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia (International Exhibition of Cinematographic Art of the Venice Biennale) for Chabrol's "Une affaire de femmes" (Story of women) in 1988 and his "La Cérémonie" in 1995. With 16 César Award nominations, France's highest film honor, she won twice for best actress (for "La Cérémonie" and Paul Verhoeven's 2016 movie "Elle." For that film she also won a Golden Globe Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and was nominated both for an Oscar and a European Film Award.
    and two Volpi Cups at Venice for Story of Women (1988) and La Cérémonie (1995).[7] She has been nominated for 16 César Awards, twice winning the Best Actress award, for La Cérémonie and for Elle.[8] Huppert won the Golden Globe Award and received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Paul Verhoeven's Elle (2016).

  2. "what voltage!
    and freckles, salty!"


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