Juliette Binoche leads this frank, rueful, Cannes award-winning dramedy co-written by novelist and playwright Christine Angot.
"Binoche plays the Angot surrogate, Isabelle, a Parisian artist, recently divorced from the father of her ten-year-old daughter. Alone and unleashed, she is undaunted in her yearning to connect sexually and romantically with a succession of men who, one way or another, come on to her. ... There’s wry comedy in Isabelle’s impatience to cut to the unspoken intent in their blandishments, though the delight of consummation – so empathetically evoked by Denis, one of the cinema’s great sensualists – is likely to be followed by bemusement or dismay until she rallies for the next encounter." (New Zealand International Film Festival)
Winner of the SACD Prize (Directors' Fortnight, Denis), 2017 Cannes Film Festival
2016Rating: R13, Sex scenes & sexual references94 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
Binoche, like her compatriot Isabelle Huppert, is an actress so adept at serenely conducting inner turmoil that we risk taking their range of notes and tones for granted. Even by her standards, however, this is complex, quietly symphonic work...
A typically vivacious turn from Juliette Binoche compensates for a premise that becomes increasingly shaky during the progress of this French existentialist rom-com (yep, there is such a thing) from the director Claire Denis (Beau Travail).