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6.4
/10
1,131 Ratings

Let the Sunshine In

Un beau soleil intérieur

Directed by Claire Denis
France, 2017
Romance, Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Isabelle is a successful painter living in Paris, whose apparent independence belies what she desires most: real romantic fulfilment. Isabelle reveals deep wells of yearning, vulnerability, and resilience as she tumbles into relationships with all the wrong men.

Our take

A Claire Denis romcom? We’re sold! Subverting fairytale tropes with fine irony, this wonderfully unpredictable take on middle-age female desire and the volatility of emotions stars an exquisitely mercurial Juliette Binoche—searching for love, encountering mostly disappointment. Oh, and that ending!

Let the Sunshine In Directed by Claire Denis

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2017 | Winner: Directors' Fortnight

César Awards

2018 | Nominee: Best Actress

It’s often extremely funny, and through Binoche’s sensual, intelligent portrait of a woman of a certain age, also painfully truthful.
September 20, 2017
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This is a cinema as rich as life itself, a distillation and decoding of the language of gesture of which our existences are comprised.
October 07, 2017
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It is nothing more and nothing less than a film about a fiftysomething woman’s sex life, a work that takes a subject so rarely confronted and renders it with remarkable empathy, complexity, and sensuality.
April 23, 2018
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