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.
- " Some of the dialogue shared between the characters in Elles is undeniably unnerving. " – Alexandra Hayward
- " Elles is well performed and offers food for thought but raises many more questions than it answers. " – Anna Smith
- " The sex scenes are attention-getting, but Elles is most remarkable as a naturalistic portrait of a woman. " – Mark Jenkins