Venice 70: Future Reloaded
Un beau soleil intérieur
The proposal to make an adaptation of Roland Barthes's Fragments d'un discours amoureux inspired Claire Denis to write a film, together with writer Christine Angot, about the agony of love. Juliette Binoche shines as Isabelle: a divorced woman, around fifty years old, who’s looking for true love. The way in which Denis portrays the encounters, uncertainties and disappointments of her protagonist shows extraordinary warmth and intelligence. "For me, Juliette is still the young girl I discovered in Téchiné’s Rendez-vous. Her character still believes in love. With all her body confidence, Juliette stands for the absolute parade against death. Agony is what controlled me when I was young myself. Here, however, we see the exploits of a woman who wants something that suits her."
French spoken with English subtitles