Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur)

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Let the Sunshine In pairs a powerful performance from Juliette Binoche with a layered drama that presents director Claire Denis at her most assured.



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Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (White Material). 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.


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  • It's a story about people who spend more time talking about their lives than inhabiting them.

    Jan 23, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • They're saying this is the closest director Claire Denis has come to a romcom. If this is a romantic comedy, WTF has Katherine Heigl been getting away with all these years?

    Jul 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a pleasure to go along with that ride - to watch Binoche's face lighting up like a flower suddenly blooming, to enjoy Denis' golden light and moody, nostalgic score.

    Jun 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • If it weren't for Binoche's warmth, the film might easily sink beneath the stereotype of French culture as overly talky and sex obsessed.

    Jun 1, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [An] elegantly observed romance about a divorced woman searching for "one real love" in a city of lupine losers.

    May 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • There's a Hollywood version of this tale, but that's not the one co-writer and director Claire Denis presents. "Let the Sunshine In" works because it's real, relatable and true to the heart.

    May 25, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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