Another chance to see Golden Globe winning Isabelle Huppert dazzle in Paul Verhoeven’s latest, provocative thriller.
Though critically acclaimed, Elle — described as 'rape-revenge black comedy' — has also been controversial. It questions where our sexual fantasies come from, and to what degree we should accommodate them. Dr Natasha McKeever, whose research interests lie primarily in the Philosophy of Sex and Love, will lead a discussion around these issues and others following the film.
Philosophy & Film is an ongoing series, held in partnership with
the University of Leeds, exploring philosophical questions raised
by some of cinema’s most intriguing films.