MALGOSKA SZUMOWSKA

ELLES

No names. No strings. No regrets.
2012 · 98 mins · Thriller, Drama
Mother of two boys Anne (Binoche), an investigative freelancer for Elle, leads a perfectly bourgeois life in Paris, juggling family, work and leisure. Her research for an article on student prostitution cracks this serenity, as she meets Alicja (Joanna Kulig), a Polish student whose persona is as troubling as it is seductive, and Charlotte (Anaïs Demoustier), a somewhat reserved French woman who’s seemingly at ease with her profession. Little by little, the stories of the two young women emerge. Where Anne expected to find poverty and distress, she instead discovers a silent determination, and is forced to question her most...

Mother of two boys Anne (Binoche), an investigative freelancer for Elle, leads a perfectly bourgeois life in Paris, juggling family, work and leisure. Her research for an article on student prostitution cracks this serenity, as she meets Alicja (Joanna Kulig), a Polish student whose persona is as troubling as it is seductive, and Charlotte (Anaïs Demoustier), a somewhat reserved French woman who’s seemingly at ease with her profession. Little by little, the stories of the two young women emerge. Where Anne expected to find poverty and distress, she instead discovers a silent determination, and is forced to question her most intimate convictions about her roles as a wife, a mother, and a writer; about money, family and sex.

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"A sharp honest take on female friendship, sexuality and desire, notably female-driven from script to screen." Susanna Locascio, FILMMAKER MAGAZINE

Info

Format
DVD
Catalogue
PAL129
Languages
French, English subtitles
Subtitles
English
Discs
1
Encoding
PAL

Directed by

Malgoska Szumowska

Featuring

Juliette Binoche, Anais Demoustier, Joanna Kulig