Let the Sunshine In

Winner
SACD Prize (Directors' Fortnight)
Cannes Film Festival
Binoche...delivers a rich portrait of a restless heart, steeped in earthiness and radiance alike.

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Let the Sunshine In

Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (Chocolat, Beau Travail). Isabelle (Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life. There’s a caddish banker (Xavier Beauvois) who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who’s working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist (Alex Descas) who’s skittish about commitment. What reads like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed, in the hands of master filmmaker Denis, into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the profound mysteries of love.
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance, French Cinema, Women and Film
Runtime
94
Language
French
Director
Claire Denis
Writer(s)
Claire Denis, Christine Angot
Cast
Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Alex Descas, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko, Laurent Grevill, Bruno Podalydes, Paul Blain, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Gérard Depardieu
Awards:
Winner, SACD Prize (Directors' Fortnight), Cannes Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW
April Wolfe, The Wrap

Claire Denis’ loopy, tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy “Let the Sunshine In” stars Juliette Binoche as Isabelle, a contemporary French artist who becomes nearly obsessed with her search for love. Or lust. Whichever is within reach. Isabelle jumps from one lover’s arms to another’s like there’s hot ...

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