There will be OPEN CAPTIONED (OC) screenings of Elle on Thursday, March 16th at 13.00, and Tuesday, March 21st at 20.30. AUDIO DESCRIPTION (AD) will be available on all screenings.
Join us for a post-screening discussion of Elle on Thursday March 23rd at 18.00
A thrilling cocktail of sex, violence and deliciously inappropriate humour, Paul Verhoeven’s Elle is by turns a mischievous, controversial and profoundly serious work; a high-wire act that blends subtlety, nuance, rich characterisation and intellectual complexity into its decidedly unconventional rape revenge fantasy framework.
Isabelle Huppert plays Michèle, the head of a video games company who is brutally raped in her home; her alarmingly indifferent reaction to the assault and disinterest in contacting the police speaks to her gradually revealed past.
A satisfying tangle of subplots involving her son, mother, lover and ex-husband enrich this knotty, wilfully provocative character study that rejects classification and confounds expectation at every turn.
(Notes by David O’Mahony)
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