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Let The Sun Shine In

August 10 - August 26

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Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis. Isabelle is a 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. There’s a caddish banker, who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor who’s working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist (Alex Descas) who’s skittish about commitment. What reads 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. With Gerard Depardieu.

France / 95 min / subtitles

 

A multifaceted, bittersweet delight. –Time magazine

Claire Denis and her writing partner, the novelist and playwright Christine Angot, have woven A SUBLIME COMEDY of sexual indecision. They mine Isabelle’s affairs for humor as well as heartache, and do it with such delicacy that you may be hard-pressed to tell which is which. What do women want? More movies as emotionally intelligent and fine-grained as this one, I suspect, and I can attest that they are hardly alone. –Los Angeles Times

It’s a testament to Denis’ skill that “Let The Sunshine In” could probably be watched by one person as a breezy comedy and by another as a rigorously intellectual exercise and enjoyed by both. Denis and Binoche have made a film that’s both SMART AND SEXY, imbuing new excitement and wonder into the emotional connections that define us all. –The Wrap

Ms. Denis, consistently the most interesting French filmmaker of the 21st century (see “Beau Travail,” “White Material” and “35 Shots of Rum,” among others), focuses her attention on a subject that could easily have been rendered sad, sensational or sentimental. The sexuality of middle-aged women, when it comes up at all in Hollywood, tends to be treated with either pity or condescending encouragement. As played by Juliette Binoche, Isabelle is defiantly immune to both of those. Isabelle is fascinating — puzzling, charming, irritating, worth caring about — because she’s intelligent and free. –The New York Times

Fri, Aug 10
Heart of a Dog 6:15 @ IU Fine Arts
Let the Sun Shine In 7pm @ IU Woodburn Hall Theater
The Death of Stalin 7:45 @ IU Fine Arts

Sat August 11
Heart of a Dog 6:15 @ IU Fine Arts
Let the Sun Shine In 7pm @ IU Global & International Theater
The Death of Stalin 7:45 @ IU Fine Arts

Sun, August 12
Let the Sun Shine In 5:15 @ Bear’s Place
The Death of Stalin 7:30 @ Bear’s Place

Fri, Aug 17
Heart of a Dog 6:15 @ IU Fine Arts upstairs
The Cakemaker 7pm @IU Fine Arts downstairs
Let The Sun Shine In 7:45 @ IU Fine Arts upstairs

Sat August 18
Heart of a Dog 6:15 @ IU Fine Arts upstairs
The Cakemaker 7pm @IU Global & International Theater
Let The Sun Shine In 7:45 @ IU Fine Arts upstairs

Sun, August 19
Heart of a Dog 5:15 @ Bear’s Place – Last Chance!
The Cakemaker 7:15 @ Bear’s Place

Fri, Aug 24
Let The Sun Shine In 6:15 @ IU Fine Arts upstairs
The Cakemaker 7pm @IU Global & International Theater
First Reformed 8pm @ IU Fine Arts upstairs

Sat August 25
Let The Sun Shine In 6:15 @ IU Fine Arts upstairs
The Cakemaker 7pm @IU Global & International Theater
First Reformed 8pm @ IU Fine Arts upstairs

Sun, August 26
First Reformed 5:15@ Bear’s Place
Let The Sun Shine In 7:45 @ Bear’s Place

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Start:
August 10
End:
August 26