France, 2017 (MIFF 2017, Headliners)

Director: Claire Denis


Juliette Binoche shines in this Cannes Directors' Fortnight award-winning romantic comedy from iconic French director Claire Denis.

After exploring the darker side of human nature in MIFF 2013's Bastards, Claire Denis returns with a lighter – but no less insightful – look at life and love in Let the Sunshine In. Written in collaboration with French author Christine Angot and sharing the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD) Prize with Philippe Garrel's Lover for a Day (also screening at MIFF this year), the twelfth feature from the revered filmmaker finds truth, humour and free-flowing chatter in the romantic pursuits of a recently divorced 50-something artist.

Living alone in Paris, Isabelle (Binoche, at her most soulful and seductive) is looking for a connection – she thinks. Her passion burns brightly, but as she finds comfort in the arms of an array of men, she ponders just what she's seeking, and whether sex and companionship are the keys to fulfilment.

'An elegant, eccentric relationship comedy of ideas, highly rarefied and possessed of an almost inscrutable sophistication.' – The Guardian

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