Ciné-Club: Un Beau Soleil Intérieur

Ciné-Club: Un Beau Soleil Intérieur

Sunday, February 7 at 1:00 p.m.
Free admission - Donations encouraged
This event takes place online - zoom links will be emailed Saturday evening

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Tend to what matters most. This week at Ciné-Club, we'll be taking a look at Claire Denis' tale of intimacy, gratification, and self-care in the age of fleeting hookups. Join us on Sunday as we discuss:

Un Beau soleil intérieur ("Let the Sunshine In", 2017)

Rent on YouTube or Amazon Prime, or watch with Hulu

Love has many faces - why shouldn't our lovers? Isabella is a middle-aged Parisian divorcee whose affair with a married banker has left her unsatisfied as of late. Realizing that her lover can't give himself to her entirely, Isabella sets off on a personal odyssey of romantic liaisons, trying to fill love's myriad demands through a series of varied rencontres. Can any one person give her what she's looking for? Or will a composite lover of many faces do? 

Starring Juliette Binoche in a charming story of self discovery (based on Roland Barthes' Fragments d'un discours amoreux), Claire Denis' romantic drama is a cathartic, funny exploration of love as an existential necessity - love for others, AND love for ourselves. Let's talk about it! 




Isn’t it time you caught up on all those French classics you’ve been meaning to watch? If you’re a cinéphilefrancophile, or just looking for some fun conversation in these isolating times, we’ve got you covered.
Each week, we’ll reveal the film up for discussion by Wednesday on our social media and the events page of our website. We’ll also include some context to consider while watching, and some links for where to view it. You’ll have the rest of the week to watch the film independently and then we’ll group up online via Zoom on Sunday at 1:00 PM CST to discuss. BYOB (or W). Sound good?  

For the sake of inclusivity, the discussion will be in English. When you register, we’ll send you a link for accessing the conversation group. Come full of thoughts or just full of ramblings – we’ll take either, or both! 

Discussion will be led by Matthew Jackson, a former AF culture intern. Matthew studied film at the University of Chicago and spends most of his time blathering about movies online.