Hyde Park Picture House

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Elle | PHILOSOPHY & FILM / TUESDAY WONDER

Time
On 18th July - 6.00 PM
Other showings
From 18th July - 18th July
Starring:
Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny
Director
Dir. Paul Verhoeven
Duration
130mins
Country
France/Belgium/Germany
Year
2016
Synopsis:

Another chance to see Golden Globe winning Isabelle Huppert dazzle in Paul Verhoeven’s latest, provocative thriller.

Though critically acclaimed, Elle - described as 'rape-revenge black comedy' - has also been controversial. It questions where our sexual fantasies come from, and to what degree we should accommodate them. Dr Natasha McKeever, whose research interests lie primarily in the Philosophy of Sex and Love, will lead a discussion around these issues and others following the film.

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Philosophy & Film is an ongoing series, held in partnership with the University of Leeds, exploring philosophical questions raised by some of cinema’s most intriguing films. Click here to see other films in this season.

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Elle
Critical reaction:
  • With her steely hauteur, Isabelle Huppert is utterly arresting in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative film. No other actor could have pulled it off ★★★★★

    Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN