Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last..
Inspired by Roland Barthe's A Lovers Discourse, Claire Denis and the novelist Christine Angot created a moody and wistful romantic comedy featuring Juliette Binoche in one of her most compelling and demanding roles.
Denis and Angot drew from their own lives and experiences to explore the romantic and amorous relationships of a woman in her fifties, recently divorced, and in search of a meaningful love. A love that is relevant and moving. A love that resonates physically and emotionally.
Un beau soleil intérieur premièred as the opening night film of the 2017 Directors' Fortnight at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival to warm and enthusiastic reviews
The woman in the car
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Original music by
in association with
Arnaud de Moleron
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a film by Claire Denis
"Carried by a wonderfully smart and emotionally generous performance from Juliette Binoche."
Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian
"An exquisite romantic comedy whose laughs are sad and whose sadness is funny."
Sam C Mac – Slant Magazine
"Starring a moody and moving Juliette Binoche
in a comedy of amorous errors."
Jordan Mintzer – The Hollywood Reporter
"Isabelle and the actor"
From the archives:
Juliette Binoche & Claire Denis discuss Un beau soleil intérieur