“It’s an elegant, eccentric relationship comedy of ideas, highly rarefied and possessed of an almost inscrutable sophistication: the film has been co-written by Denis and novelist Christine Angot, reportedly inspired, in the loosest sense, by Roland Barthes’s prose meditation A Lovers Discourse: Fragments. The director has however warned audiences off the idea of seeing it as any sort of adaptation. This is grownup film-making, more savoury than sweet, seductive, oblique and carried by a wonderfully smart and emotionally generous performance from Juliette Binoche – who delivers the material superbly, material which from almost anyone else would sound dyspeptic or absurd. (…) The drama (if that is the correct word) features Binoche as Isabelle, a divorced artist in Paris. She is now single, lives alone, and unable to decide if searching for the One is an urgent priority or a fatuity which is preventing her from enjoying life and experiencing pleasure. She has lovers and these liaisons are dangerous in that they don’t seem to provide the satisfaction they ought. (…) What a stylish treat this film is. It leaves you feeling sexier and smarter.” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

Around The World in 14 Films 2017, presented by Emily Atef

In cooperation with Institut français Deutschland and UniFrance

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+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Un beau soleil intérieur
Country: France 2017
Production: Curiosa Films, FD Production, Ad Vitam, Versus Production, Arte Cofinova
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Gérard Depardieu, Xavier Beauvois, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Format: DCP / colour
Length: 94 min.
Language: French OV / German subtitles
Distribution Germany: Pandora,
Festivals: Cannes, Munich, Moscow, Karlovy Vary, New Zealand, Melbourne, Helsinki, Zurich, New York etc.
Awards: Cannes Quinzaine SACD Prize, European Film Awards nomination etc.