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 Denisâs longtime collaborator AgnÃ¨s Godard and featuring a mischievous appearance by GÃ©rard Depardieu, Let the Sunshine
In finds bleak humor in a cutting truth: we are all, no matter our age, fools for love.
- New interviews with director Claire Denis and actor Juliette Binoche
- VoilÃ lâenchaÃ®nement (2014), a short film directed by Denis and adapted from a text by author Christine Angot, featuring actors Norah Krief and Alex Descas
- An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek