Foreign Film Series- Elle
Admission: Patrons $27 | Senior Citizens $25 | Students $25 for the whole season
Language/subtitles: All foreign language films are subtitled and subtitles are used on English language films when available.
France | 2016 | 130 min | Paul Verhoeven | French language
Isabelle Huppert’s magnificent performance in this gritty film has earned her a Best Actress Award
in 20 film festivals around the world. She plays the role of Michele, a strong, sharp businesswoman
who is attacked and raped. How she processes that experience and what she does about it
is as powerful as it is unexpected. Knowingly incendiary but remarkably cool-headed, this film
is complex, compassionate, and often corrosively funny. Elle would be unimaginable without
Huppert, who delivers a performance of such virtuosity that she turns what is essentially a raving
sociopath into one of the most alluring protagonists in recent memory.
2017 Golden Globes, winner: Best Actress-Drama.