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Inspired by Roland Barthes’s A Lover’s Discourse, Claire Denis teams up with writer Christine Angot to tell, in fragments, the romantic journey of Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), a sensitive, middle-aged, unhappily divorced artist and mother, as she moves from one lover to the next in search of definitive love. Exquisitely lit by Denis’ long-standing cinematographer Agnès Godard, and with a constellation of star actors (Gérard Depardieu, Xavier Beauvois, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Bruno Podalydès), Isabelle’s quest for love unfolds with a delightful and uplifting finale.
(Notes by Marie-Pierre Richard)
Director’s Note: A radiant, luminous Juliette Binoche stars in this sinuous and bittersweet romantic comedy set in Paris.
Opening Film, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2017
Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival 2017 – November 15th to 26th.
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