Let the Sunshine In

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running Time:  94 min.
Release Date:
June 1, 2018 - Toronto, Vancouver
June 15, 2018 - Montréal

Current rating: Rating: 2.50
based on 8 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko, Sandrine Dumas, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Alex Descas, Laurent Grevill, Bruno Podalydès, Paul Blain, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Gérard Depardieu


Isabelle (Juliette Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter with a 10-year-old daughter. She's searching for another shot at love, but each man she lets into her life is more horrible than the last.

There's a portly banker (Xavier Beauvois) who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who's working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist (Alex Descas) who's skittish about commitment. She finally tries to get help from a love psychic (Gérard Depardieu).

Director: Claire Denis
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Olivier Delbosc
Screenplay: Claire Denis, Christine Angot

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  • 4 stars "Serious, absorbing, even compelling, this is mature filmmaking for an audience that values character and thought over crashes and explosions, true-to-life ambivalence over a contrived happy ending. It is paced for a patient movie lover, not for one who needs fast speed and loud noises."
  • 1 star "Very slow moving. Although Juliette Binoche is a wonderful actress, the film was extremely slow. Binoche suffers through relationship after relationship in an excruciating search for self-worth. Her "beau soleil interieur," as it is titled in French is brought to light by the final male savior of the film, Gerard Depardieu. An interminable 1 hour and 36 minutes."