Claire Denis

Let the Sunshine In

Let the Sunshine In

Two luminaries of French cinema, Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche, unite for the first time in this piercing look at the elusive nature of true love, and the extent to which we are willing to betray ourselves in its pursuit. In a richly layered performance, Binoche plays Isabelle, a successful painter in Paris whose apparent independence belies what she desires most: real romantic fulfillment. Isabelle reveals deep wells of yearning, vulnerability, and resilience as she tumbles into relationships with all the wrong men. Shot in burnished tones by Denis’s longtime collaborator Agnès Godard and featuring a mischievous appearance by Gérard Depardieu, Let the Sunshine In finds bleak humor in a cutting truth: we are all, no matter our age, fools for love.

Film Info

  • Claire Denis
  • France
  • 2017
  • 95 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.60:1
  • French
  • Spine #976

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • 4K digital master, approved by cinematographer Agnès Godard, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with director Claire Denis and actor Juliette Binoche
  • Voilà l’enchaînement (2014), a short film directed by Denis and adapted from a text by Let the Sunshine In cowriter Christine Angot, featuring actors Norah Krief and Alex Descas
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

New cover by Sarah Habibi

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • 4K digital master, approved by cinematographer Agnès Godard, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with director Claire Denis and actor Juliette Binoche
  • Voilà l’enchaînement (2014), a short film directed by Denis and adapted from a text by Let the Sunshine In cowriter Christine Angot, featuring actors Norah Krief and Alex Descas
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

New cover by Sarah Habibi

Let the Sunshine In
Cast
Juliette Binoche
Isabelle
Xavier Beauvois
Vincent
Philippe Katerine
Mathieu
Josiane Balasko
Maxime
Sandrine Dumas
Ariane
Nicolas Duvauchelle
The actor
Alex Descas
Marc
Laurent Grévill
François
Bruno Podalydès
Fabrice
Paul Blain
Sylvain
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
The woman in the car
Gérard Depardieu
David, the clairvoyant
Credits
Director
Claire Denis
Written by
Christine Angot
Written by
Claire Denis
Producer
Olivier Delbosc
Line producer
Christine de Jekel
Cinematography
Agnès Godard
Editor
Guy Lecorne
Assistant director
Joseph Rapp
Sound
Jean-Paul Mugel
Production design
Arnaud de Moleron
Original music
Stuart A. Staples
Costume
Judy Shrewsbury
Hair
John Nollet
Makeup
Céline Planchenault
Makeup
Turid Follvik
Still photographer
Christine Tamalet

From The Current

All the Bad Men in Let the Sunshine In
All the Bad Men in Let the Sunshine In

Claire Denis talks about the tricky task of casting the roles of Juliette Binoche’s male suitors in her slyly funny tale of middle-aged romance.

Let the Sunshine In: One Love
Let the Sunshine In: One Love

Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche grapple with the realities of middle-aged loneliness and the eternal quest for companionship in this candid quasi comedy.

By Stephanie Zacharek