ELLE reviews Suite Française

With ELLE cover star Michelle Williams

April cover star Michelle Williams brings poise and poignancy to her role in Suite Française, an affecting World War Two drama.

She’s Lucile, a woman living in 1940s occupied France, waiting for news of her husband and barely tolerating her overbearing mother-in-law (Kristen Scott Thomas). 

When they’re asked to provide shelter for a handsome German officer, Bruno (Rust And Bone’s Matthias Schoenaerts) Lucile’s head is turned - but what would the neighbours think, never mind her husband?


Based on the best-selling novel by Irene Nemirovsky, whose work was discovered by her daughter after her death, it feels heart-breakingly authentic, if not an easy watch.

Margot Robbie and Ruth Wilson co star.


Suite Française is in cinemas on Friday


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