Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil Interieur)


Sequoia 2 Sun, Oct 8, 2017 2:30 PM
Sequoia 2 Tue, Oct 10, 2017 3:00 PM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:95 min.
Director:Claire Denis
Producer:Olivier Delbosc
Screenwriter:Christine Angot
Claire Denis
Cinematographer:Agnès Godard
Editor:Guy Lecorne
Cast:Juliette Binoche
Xavier Beauvois
Philippe Katerine
Print Source:IFC Films
Note Writer:Tim Grierson


Groundbreaking French filmmaker Claire Denis charts beguiling new emotional terrain with Let the Sunshine In, an exceedingly lovely study of a middle-aged divorcée navigating the pitfalls of romance and career. Juliette Binoche plays Isabelle, a painter who remains open to love, despite the many times her heart’s been broken, and the film follows her through a series of possible courtships that test her faith in a happily ever after. Never cutesy and often witty, this wise and melancholy comedy may feel like a departure for Denis, who’s won international acclaim for searing portraits like White Material and Basterds. But what connects Let the Sunshine In to her earlier work is the writer-director’s commitment to realistic, nuanced portraits of complicated characters trying to make the best of their situation. Binoche is pure wistful radiance, and her supporting cast is equally exquisite, including Gérard Depardieu in a sublime cameo. Prepare to have your heart stolen by this deceptively low-key, swoon-worthy beauty.

Additional Information

Claire Denis is a French film director and writer, widely considered one of the strongest voices in contemporary world cinema. Her acclaimed films include White Material, 35 Shots of Rum, The Intruder, Trouble Every Day, Beau Travail, and Chocolat. Denis’s films frequently deal with themes of colonial and post-colonial West Africa, as well as issues in modern France. Her work has made a lasting impact on the cinematic identity of Europe and many of her films are considered among the greatest in the history of cinema.