Let The Sunshine In

Tuesday 11 December 2018 8pm

Dir: Claire Denis France 2017

Language: French with subtitles

Running time: 94 mins Cert: CLUB

Starring: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko, Sandrine Dumas, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Gérard Depardieu

Supported By: Athlone Topic

Isabelle (Juliette Binoche) is a divorced artist living in Paris. She has several potential lovers and suitors compete for her attention, or in some cases display complete indifference despite Isabelle's own obvious interest…

Told through a series of interconnected vignettes, Let the Sunshine In is an uncommonly honest, down-to-earth tale of one woman's search for a companion.

Director Claire Denis (Beau Travail, White Material) is best known for her often dark and challenging dramas - so it may come as a surprise to see her tackling what is, in essence, a romantic comedy. What won't come as a surprise, however, is that she has crafted an accomplished, artful and thoughtful twist on that much-maligned genre.

Inspired by Roland Barthes's 1977 text A Lover's Discourse, Let The Sunshine In also boasts one of Juliette Binoche's most captivating performances of recent years.

Awards
Winner, SACD Award, Directors' Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2017

★★★★ "... a sophisticated delight." – The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival 2017

"… an exquisite romantic comedy whose laughs are sad and whose sadness is funny." – Slant Magazine, Cannes Film Festival 2017

"…an acutely intelligent, finely acted and – despite its cerebral edge - emotionally rich piece." – Screen International