Review Round Up – Elle and Dancer

March 10th is here, and with it comes a duo of new releases that are sure to entertain you.

Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop, Basic Instinct, Total Recall) is back after a long hiatus with his Oscar-nominated thriller Elle starring Isabelle Huppert – and it’s bound to get people talk. And ballet bad boy Sergei Polunin also makes a return in the documentary Dancer.

Check out our review round up for these films below and see them at the IFI from the 10th of March.

Elle  
A shocking, unconventional take on rape”
4/5 – Irish Times                                                                                              

“Paul Verhoeven’s richest, most complex, and troubling film yet”
5/5 – Independent

“One of the most unique and uncompromising films you’re ever likely to see. Go see it.”
4.5/5 – entertainment.ie

“Huppert’s magnificent performance glazes everything with mystery and is an essential flavour for its dark and sulphurous absurdity”
5/5 – Guardian

Dancer       
“The mysterious tale of the dancer from Hozier’s Take Me to Church”
4/5 – Irish Times

“The film reveals the extreme sacrifices he made to become the world’s best dancer”
4/5 – Independent

“Dancer is filled with breathtaking, gravity-defying athleticism as the dancer Sergei Polunin leaps from a poor childhood in Ukraine to principal at the Royal Ballet in London”
4/5 – Times UK

“A graceful, elegant and touching film”
4/5 – entertainment.ie

Dancer and Elle are screening daily at the IFI.

 

 

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