Let The Sunshine In

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France | 2017 | 94 minutes | Claire Denis

Juliette Binoche gives a luminous performance as a divorced Parisian searching for love, but refusing to settle for the parade of all—too—flawed men who drift in and out of her life, in master filmmaker Claire Denis' deliciously witty and sensuous romance about the profound mysteries of love.

"Luminously headlined by Juliette Binoche, Claire Denis's delightful foray into romantic kinda-comedy retains all the director's signature sensual delicacy." Guy Lodge - Variety

Trying to find The One can be an exhausting, nearly impossible task. Just ask Isabelle, the protagonist of Let the Sunshine In. Helmed by the masterful French filmmaker Claire Denis (White Material, Beau Travail), Let the Sunshine In is an intimate, eccentric relationship movie all about the fragility and perseverance of the heart. Through a series of loose, seriocomic fragments, we follow the recently divorced Isabelle (Juliette Binoche) as she searches for another shot at love. She dates an array of deeply flawed men that include a handsome actor, an ungentlemanly banker, and a sensitive artist.  None of these beaus seem to be for her, so she is left to decide between continuing her search for The One or enjoying life alone. Denis' screenplay (which she co-wrote with playwright Christine Argot) identifies the fleeting joys and devastating lows we all experience in the dating chase with modesty and elegance. On the acting front, Binoche plays Isabelle with a sympathetic combination of passion and vulnerability. What may appear on the surface to be a conventional romantic comedy is actually a much deeper, more insightful exploration of the complexities of love.

Director Biography
Paris native Claire Denis was raised in colonial French Africa which inspired her stance on social justice that reflects in much of her body of work. Autobiographical elements and rejection of Hollywood cliches are known to be her trademark; yet her work spans a variety of genres and she is often cited as having no personal trajectory for her work, letting personal experience and political climate instead inspire her projects.

Sponsored by Alliance Francaise de Seattle, The French American School of Puget Sound, French Immersion School of WA

  • Original Language Title: Un beau soleil interieur
  • Director: Claire Denis
  • Principal Cast: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 94 minutes
  • Producer: Olivier Delbosc
  • Screenplay: Christine Angot, Claire Denis
  • Cinematographers: Agnes Godard
  • Editors: Guy Lecorne
  • Music: Stuart A. Staples
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Filmography: Bastards (2013); White Material (2009); 35 Shots of Rum (2008); Towards Mathilde (2005); The Intruder (2004); Friday Night (2002); Trouble Every Day (2001); Beau travail (1999); Nenette and Boni (1996); Boom-Boom (1994); I Can’t Sleep (1994); No Fear, No Die (1990); Chocolat (1988)
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • US Distributor: Sundance Selects
  • International Sales: Films Distribution