Saturday, 6 February 2016


As we look ahead to at least a couple more months of dreck at the box office, how enticing to see something like this land on our collective cinephile laps. After his last film, 2012's 55-minute Tricked was largely ignored, Elle represents Paul Verhoeven's return to a bigger stage. The magnificent Isabelle Huppert plays sexual assault survivor Michelle, whose outlook on life becomes radically, dangerously altered in the aftermath of her attack. There's only a French release on the radar, on the 21st of September, suggesting that a summer festival debut may be on the cards. Check out the intriguing, '90s-tinged trailer above.