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Let the Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur)
BUY TICKETS 8pm Monday 25 June
DIRECTOR Claire Denis
CAST Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Gérard Depardieu, Josiane Balasko
Juliette Binoche luminously headlines Claire Denis’ wry romantic drama as a newly divorced painter searching for love.
Juliette Binoche is the luminous heart of this wry romantic drama about newly divorced painter Isabelle, as she searches for love. Her mid-life experiments in dating involve heartache, indecision and dalliances with an angry banker, a self-absorbed actor and a stranger she meets on the dance floor. Claire Denis injects a robust vein of Gallic cynical humour into this elegant, witty exploration of love and desire.
(2017 France / Belgium 95 mins Subtitled)
Binoche, like her compatriot Isabelle Huppert, is an actress so adept at serenely conducting inner turmoil that we risk taking their range of notes and tones for granted. Even by her standards, however, this is complex, quietly symphonic work, that extraordinary face as mesmerizing when in full, streaky-cheeked crying mode as when pensively staring at nothing in particular. Not many actors could find quite as many variations to play in Denis and Angot’s deliberately fractured dialogue: She’s often tongue-tied in love and hate alike, comic embarrassment and tragic insecurity written into every pause and stumble. Guy Lodge, Variety
BBFC advice: Contains strong sex and sex references
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