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LET THE SUNSHINE IN Trailer

It's hard to imagine how Let The Sunshine In could go wrong, and given the strong reviews after its premiere at Cannes last year, it seems like a sure bet for any self-respecting cinephile.

We’ve got a power couple on our hands with Let the Sunshine In: director and co-writer Claire Denis and the inspiration “A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments”.

The former, of course, is a legendary filmmaker who needs no introduction; the latter is one of Roland Barthes’ most famous works, and one that does not seem ripe for adapting. As the title suggests, it’s little more than fragmented thoughts with no narrative through line, so Denis and co-writer Christine Angot had a lot of room to play around with their approach.

LET THE SUNSHINE IN Trailer

source: Sundance Selects

From this trailer, they seem to have structured the film around a lovelorn woman bouncing between romantic encounters, probably trying to strike a happy medium between the book’s focus on aesthetics and a film’s need for narrative drive. Not that Denis won’t give us lots of style; she’s got plenty of her own trademarks, and they seem to be firmly in place for Let the Sunshine In.

She landed a legendary lead in Juliette Binoche as well (perhaps the film should be considered a triple threat), who has proven time and again that she can keep audiences engaged through lightly plotted stories. It’s hard to imagine how this project could go wrong, and given the strong reviews after its premiere at Cannes last year, it seems like a sure bet for any self-respecting cinephile.

Let the Sunshine In is directed by Claire Denis and stars Juliette BinocheXavier Beauvois, and Philippe Katerine. It will be released in the U.S. on April 27th, 2018. For international release dates, click here.

Like I have to ask, are you excited for Let the Sunshine In? Let us know in the comments!


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Emily is a film addict, TV aficionado, and book lover. She's currently in training to become a crazy cat lady.

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