Isabelle Adjani’s fierce, powerful screen presence has made her an icon of French cinema. Bursting onto the international scene at the age of 19 in Truffaut’s The Story of Adele H. (the director declared her a “genius”), the raven-haired beauty has gone on to win a record five César Awards, work with such auteurs as Werner Herzog, Roman Polanski, Andrzej Zulawski, and Walter Hill, and become an outspoken champion of immigrant rights. In her finest roles—most notably her acclaimed portrait of the titular artist in Camille Claudel and the monumental freak-out that is Possession—Adjani projects a smoldering intensity that is at once alluring and excitingly unpredictable.
Three of French cinema’s finest actresses star as the brilliant novelist sisters in this sensitive biopic.
Walter Hill’s existential thriller is a deft, clever throwback to the noir era.
Isabelle Adjani stars as a gangster’s moll in Luc Besson’s slick, sleazy punk-rock joyride.
A young Isabelle Adjani stars as Victor Hugo's daughter in François Truffaut's masterpiece.
Isabelle Adjani gives an Oscar-nominated performance as Auguste Rodin's tormented lover.
In this subversive revenge tale, a young woman avenges the rape of her mother 19 years earlier.
Isabelle Adjani gives a ferociously feral performance in Andrzej Zulawski’s supreme head-trip.
Werner Herzog’s homage to the Murnau masterpiece is one of the greatest in the vampire genre.
Roman Polanski’s chilling psychodrama is an unforgettable portrait of urban isolation.
Isabelle Adjani’s comedic chops get a rare showcase in this farcical thriller.
This hilarious Middle East satire stars Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman as bumbling songwriters.
Isabelle Adjani and Daniel Auteuil star in this sumptuously operatic historical epic.