Hidden Places by Anne-Katrin Titze

Isabelle Huppert in a beautiful Burberry vest and jacket on Joan Crawford and movie star shoes in Mildred Pierce: "My favourite ever!" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Ira Sachs' Frankie, co-written with longtime collaborator Mauricio Zacharias, starring Isabelle Huppert in the title role, with Brendan Gleeson, Jérémie Renier, Marisa Tomei, Pascal Greggory (Olivier Assayas' Non-Fiction), Greg Kinnear, Vinette Robinson, Ariyon Bakare, Carloto Cotta, and Sennia Nanua, shot by Rui Poças in Sintra, Portugal, had its world première at the Cannes Film Festival.

Frankie (Isabelle Huppert) with her son Paul (Jérémie Renier)

At the Four Seasons on a stormy afternoon in New York, Isabelle connected Werner Schroeter's Two, Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher, Chantal Akerman, costume designer Khadija Zeggaï, and the magic of Sintra for the first half of our conversation on Frankie.

One day in the beautiful town of Sintra...

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