Elle

2016 | France, Germany, Belgium | R | 130 min.

Showings

City Opera House Sat, Jul 29, 2017 6:00 PM
Old Town Playhouse Sun, Jul 30, 2017 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
Release Year:2016
Runtime:130 min.
Rating:R
Production Country:France
Germany
Belgium
Original Language:French
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Paul Verhoeven
Produced by:Saïd Ben Saïd
Michel Merkt
Screenwriter:David Birke
Cinematography:Stéphane Fontaine
Editing By:Job ter Burg
Cast:Isabelle Huppert
Laurent Lafitte
Anne Consigny
Charles Berling
Virginie Efira

Description

Isabelle Huppert won a Golden Globe for her unflinching performance in this harrowing take on the revenge fantasy genre. Huppert plays Michèle, a video game executive recovering—in her own caustic, sarcastic, and sharp-tongued way—from a break-in and sexual assault. Despite the trauma, she keeps her composure and carries on with her life, fighting rampant sexism in the workplace and maintaining the many complicated relationships in her life. Director Paul Verhoeven (“Starship Troopers,” also playing at this year’s festival) and Huppert expertly keep the audience guessing about Elle’s motivations in this complex, often shocking, corrosively funny, and strangely powerful film that is a triumph for both director and star, and one of the most captivating French films of the past decade.

PRE-SHOW MUSIC BY
Mary Mcguire (Sat)
Rob Coonrod (Sun)

SPONSORED BY
Carey Weed & Bill Rastetter and Meg Staley & Jerry Gretzinger (Sat)
Korndorfer Group (Sun)
Korndorfer Group (Sun)

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