Isabelle Huppert is excellent in this disturbing yet brilliant London Film Festival hit.
Dir Paul Verhoeven
With Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny
A Picturehouse Entertainment
The new film by Dutch auteur Paul Verhoeven may just be one of the best films of the year. When Michèle Leblanc (Huppert), a high-powered CEO, is raped in her own home, she shrugs it off and gets on with her life, seemingly unaffected. The attempts by her assailant to provoke fear are met with mockery, in what becomes a frightening power game that both delights and disturbs her friends, family and Michèle herself. Huppert earned a Golden Globe for her stunning performance in what is an endlessly unsettling, often funny and unclassifiable film.
Anna Bogutskaya, BFI Events Programmer
The screening on Wednesday 5 April 18:10 will be followed by a Critics Salon at 20:40.
Audio description available at all screenings.
Hearing-impaired subtitles on Saturday 1 April 15:30 Studio.