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Let The Sunshine In

Un beau soleil intérieur

2017, Claire Denis, France, 95 min. With Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jul 6th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 6th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 7th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jul 8th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jul 9th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 10th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Jul 11th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 12th 7:45pm

"An elegant and witty rumination on one woman's quest for romantic fire." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"Wise and exquisite...a sublime comedy of sexual indecision." - Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

Perhaps the most unpredictable of major modern filmmakers, Claire Denis (BEAU TRAVAIL, TROUBLE EVERY DAY) follows up her lurid revenge drama BASTARDS with a delicate, bittersweet character study that flirts with the conventions of romantic comedy but remains uncategorizable. Isabelle (Binoche) is a divorced Parisian artist whom we first encounter in the final stages of an affair with a boorish married banker (Beauvois). The film then follows her from one unsatisfactory liaison to another, as she despairs of ever finding real love, until an ambiguous ray of hope is provided by an unexpected source. Inspired by Roland Barthes's "A Lover's Discourse," and carried by Binoche's beautifully nuanced performance, LET THE SUNSHINE IN (a better translation of the French title would be "a beautiful sunshine within") is a perceptive primer on the evasive and deceptive language of love, through which people don't necessarily say what they mean, and don't necessarily mean what they say. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)

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