Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in this deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (35 Shots of Rum). Isabelle (Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life.
“An exquisite romantic comedy whose laughs are sad and whose sadness is funny.” – Sam C. Mac, Slant
There’s a caddish banker (Xavier Beauvois, Of Gods and Men) who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor (Nicolas Duvauchelle, The Well-Digger’s Daughter) who’s working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist (Alex Descas, The Limits of Control) who’s skittish about commitment. But what sounds like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed, in the hands of master filmmaker Denis, into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the profound mysteries of love. (Dir. by Claire Denis, 2017, France/Belgium, in French with English subtitles, 94 mins., Not Rated)