This provocative, adults-only drama stars Academy Award-winner Juliette Binoche as a journalist whose personal life choices are put to the test when she uncovers some discomforting home truths.

Director: Malgoska Szumowska
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Joanna Kulig, Anais Demoustier, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: France, Poland

R18+Sex scenes

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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

★★★★
“Binoche gives a tour de force performance.”
Jake Wilson, THE AGE

“Superbly acted & beautifully photographed. A film by women, about women.”
Lynden Barber, ABC LIMELIGHT

“The deeply felt moment-to-moment experience of a woman… played with astonishing sensitivity and commitment by Binoche.”
Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES

★★★★
“Binoche is remarkable.”
Craig Mathieson, THE SUN HERALD/THE SUNDAY AGE

★★★★
“Binoche gives us plenty to see… She’s willing and daring enough to take her audience anywhere.”
Russell Edwards, SBS FILMS

A provocative, adults-only drama, ELLES stars the phenomenal Academy Award®-winner Juliette Binoche as a journalist whose life choices are put to the test when she uncovers some discomforting home truths.

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.

Striking a delicate balance between erotic and intimate, filmmaker Szumowska deftly depicts the entangled female experience as it exists within the domestic sphere. Exquisite and compelling, Juliette Binoche – in her unquestionably boldest role to date – is radiant as the sophisticated and sexually charged Anne.

MORE…
The New York Times’ Julie Bloom interviews Juliette Binoche

Writer/director Malgoska Szumowska discusses ELLES with The Huffington Post’s Margaret Wheeler

The Sydney Morning Herald profiles La Binoche

Miranda Seigel inteviews Binoche for The New York Magazine

SBS Films meets Malgoska Szumowska

The Sun Herald caught up with Binoche just before the Australian premiere screenings at the Alliance Française French Film Festival

Binoche interviewed by The Washington Post’s Steve Dollar

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