Elle (2017, France/Germany/Belgium) Cert. 18

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling

IS this our first ‘extra screening’ of a Cert. 18 film?

Michèle (Huppert, Oscar-nominated) is the head of a leading video game company, and brings a hard-headed attitude to both her personal and business lives.

The film opens – sound-track only – with Michèle attacked in her home by a maked assailant.  At first she seems little affected by an incident others might find traumatising.  But following further intrusions into her privacy Michèle resolves to track her attacker down, with unforeseen consequences for family, friends, work colleages and her own private life …

Verhoeven’s trademark direction casts an unsettling spell, varying the mood from scene to scene, in this widely praised, “electrifying and provocative comeback” (The Guardian).

 

At the time of publication of this page Elle had not been released in the UK, so our regular Review link is to The Guardian written at the time of the film’s debut at Cannes 2016.

That review does not include a link to any trailer (although there is a link to an interview with the star). 

The subsequent US release “official” Trailer, can be seen below – viewer advisory, the trailer gets an “R” rating – this IS Verhoeven and IS an 18 in the UK…

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Monday 8th May 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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News Update 07 May 2017

We’ve had another memorable week at the David Lean. In addition to sell out repeat screenings of Viceroy’s House, there was the highly original blend of horror and humour provided by Get Out, which wasn’t quite to everyone’s taste, but most found it very enjoyable. The Salesman offered reflective and absorbing drama, enhanced by the insight it offered into life in Iran. It proved so thought-provoking that discussions continued afterwards at the bus stops opposite the Clocktower!

Volunteer Vacancy:

The two David Lean Cinema volunteer co-ordinators are looking for a third volunteer to share their admin duties, particularly the creation of the monthly schedule of duties for stewards, box office staff and arts bar staff. Read More………….

News Update 23 April 2017

Two excellent films played to full houses last week – Elle marked a return to the screen of the incomparable Isabelle Huppert, and was praised as “riveting” and “thought-provoking” by patrons. It was clear that Hidden Figures greatly impressed our audiences, who found it an absorbing and inspiring film with much to say about the advancement of civil rights in 1960s America. Both have repeat showings scheduled – Elle on 8 May at 19:30 and Hidden Figures on 10 May also at 19:30. Catch them while you can. Read More……

Elle (2017, France/Germany/Belgium) Cert. 18

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling

Our fastest-selling Cert. 18 film so far.  An extra screening has been arranged for Monday 8th May @ 7.30pm

 

Michèle (Huppert, Oscar-nominated) is the head of a leading video game company, and brings a hard-headed attitude to both her personal and business lives.

Attacked in her home by an unknown assailant, she seems at first to be little affected.  Eventually, however, Michèle resolves to track the man down, with unforeseen consequences…

Verhoeven casts an unsettling spell, varying the mood from scene to scene, in this widely praised, “electrifying and provocative comeback” (The Guardian).

 

At the time of first publication of this page Elle had not yet been released in the UK, so here is the Review from The Guardian at the time of it’s debut at Cannes.

The Guardian review does not include a link to a trailer (though there is a link to an interview with the star).  The US release “official” Trailer, can be seen below – viewer advisory, the trailer gets an “R” rating – this IS Verhoeven and IS an 18 in the UK…

 

David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 18th April 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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