“Elle,” the third film in the Tournées Film Festival, a grant program that helps to bring the best of contemporary French film to American universities, will be shown in April at Missouri S&T.
All films in the series are free and open to the public. “Elle” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Room 104 Physics Building, 1315 N. Pine St. in Rolla.
“Elle” is a 2016 film that follows the life of title character Michéle, a video game company head played by Isabelle Huppert. Elle brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as she does her work. When she is attacked in her home one night she sets out to find the man responsible. During her pursuits, Elle becomes involved in a game of cat-and-mouse with her assailant. A game that is at risk of spinning out of control.
The fourth and fifth films in the series, “Far From Men” and “Neither Heaven Nor Earth,” will be shown at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively on Tuesday, April 17.
The Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.
For more information about the series contact Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 341-4997 or Dr. Max Tohline at email@example.com or 341-7252.