“Let the Sunshine In” a film by Claire Denis

Keep an eye open for this film ” Let the Sunshine In ” by Director Claire Denis starring the stunning Juliette Binoche. It is apparently about a middle aged woman’s sex life. I found the interview with Denis, a Director, I have to confess I had not heard of – in the Guardian (Link below) very interesting ….

This review from The New York Times.

“In the first scene of “Let the Sunshine In,” Isabelle, a Parisian artist, is in bed with one of her lovers, a portly, ginger-bearded banker named Vincent. He is quite impressed with his amatory skills, which makes one of them. The scene — tender, awkward, comical — is candid but not graphic, the vibe less voyeuristic than analytical. What people say and do while they’re having sex is revealing, not only of their bodies but also of their feelings, egos and motivations. So if we want to know who Isabelle is and what she’s like — the principal concern of Claire Denis’s shrewd and uncompromising new film — then the bedroom might be as good a place as any to start.

Ms. Denis, consistently the most interesting French filmmaker of the 21st century (see “Beau Travail,” “White Material” and “35 Shots of Rum,” among others), focuses her attention on a subject that could easily have been rendered sad, sensational or sentimental. The sexuality of middle-aged women, when it comes up at all in Hollywood, tends to be treated with either pity or condescending encouragement.

As played by Juliette Binoche, Isabelle is defiantly immune to both of those, and even, at times, to the audience’s sympathy. Ms. Binoche, effortlessly charismatic and ruthlessly unvain, has no investment in the character’s likability. She and Ms. Denis could not care less what you think of her. “Let the Sunshine In” commits itself to taking Isabelle on her own terms. The challenge, for her and for the audience, is to figure out what those terms are.”


This Interview from the Guardian with Ms Denis is worth a read …. if only for her take on #MeToo


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