It’s great to see that she’s making movies again after taking a long break in the mid-90s. As a birthday tribute to one of the finest actresses alive, allow me to present to you my top five performances by the Adjani.
1. Possession (1981)
Anna is a young housewife who leaves her family for “somebody else.” At first she looks like a woman who’s just having some personal troubles. But as the film moves on, Anna transforms into a deranged character.
An excerpt from Possession:
2. Mortelle randonnée (1983)
Through Adjani’s sensitive portrayal, we are able to feel Catherine’s angst. Catherine is a tormented soul, and Adjani was able to let us in to Catherine’s despondent world.
An excerpt from Mortelle randonnée:
The Story of Adele H. is Isabelle Adjani’s show. In this film, Adjani is like a flower in full bloom. She’s so pretty, you can’t help but think “this chick is so hot, why does she waste her time stalking that lieutenant?!“
An excerpt from The Story of Adele H.:
The daring Adjani bares all (literally) as Eliane. The Eliane character is like a force of nature, I somehow forgot about the actress portraying her.
An excerpt from One Deadly Summer:
5. Les sœurs Brontë (1979)
An excerpt from Les sœurs Brontë:
1. Camille Claudel
One Deadly Summer
3. Mortelle randonnée
4. The Story of Adele H.
5. Les sœurs Brontë
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