This powerful drama, which was an Official Selection at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, stars Academy Award-winner Juliette Binoche as a journalist whose existing notions and perceptions about her own sexuality are challenged when she begins investigating student prostitution for an article.
Kino Lorber Announces Blu-ray and DVD Release of Elles, a film by Malgoska Szumowska starring Academy Award(R)-winner Juliette Binoche
Street date: September 11th
"Played with astonishing sensitivity and commitment by Binoche." - Stephen Holden, New York Times "Most remarkable as a naturalistic portrait of a woman...one of [Binoche's] rawest performances." - Mark Jenkins, NPR "Racy and often sexy... simmers with an old-school feminist anger." - Alison Willmore, The A.V. Club
New York, NY - August 15, 2012 - Kino Lorber is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of Elles, a film by Malgoska Szumowska. This powerful drama, which was an Official Selection at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, stars Academy Award(R)-winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) as a journalist whose existing notions and perceptions about her own sexuality are challenged when she begins investigating student prostitution for an article.
Elles, which Kino Lorber released theatrically earlier this year, will come to Blu-ray and DVD on September 11th, with a SRP of $34.95 for the Blu-ray and $29.95 for the DVD. Bonus material includes the edited and unedited trailers, and a stills gallery. It will also be available digitally on Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video.
A provocative and raw exploration of female sexuality, director Malgoska Szumowska's Elles paints an unromantic picture of upper-crust domesticity refracted through the vibrant eroticism of prostitution.
Vacillating between opposing worlds defined alternatively by sexual freedom and constraint, Elles stars the fearless Juliette Binoche (Chocolat) as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student prostitutes (Joanna Kulig and Anais Demoustier) for a magazine article. What begins as a routine assignment shaped by preconceived notions quickly turns personal, as Anne is drawn into the lives of these fiercely independent young women and forced to confront her own sexual fears and desires.
A bold examination of poverty and privilege, age and youth, Elles draws into question the loneliness, sterility, and isolation that plague marital life and stifle sensuality.
Edited and Unedited Trailers
Director: Malgoska Szumowska
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street date: September 11, 2012
2.35:1, 1920x1080p * 99 minutes French w/ English subtitles * UNRATED
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 * Color
August 21, 2012, 7:27 am - PR