Living alone in Paris, Isabelle (Juliette Binoche), a divorced artist in her 50s, hopes that romantic hope springs eternal. But as she auditions a succession of prospective men with increasing exasperation, she ponders just what she’s seeking, and whether sex and companionship are really the keys to fulfillment. Featuring an ensemble of stellar French actors including Gérard Depardieu, Denis’s film offers a complex, feminist take on love and the quest to find Mr. Right while not being trapped by need, convention, or expectation. “An elegant, eccentric relationship comedy of ideas, highly rarefied and possessed of an almost inscrutable sophistication.” —The Guardian. In French with English subtitles.
Filmography: Bastards (2013), White Material (2009), 35 Shots of Rum (2008), The Intruder (2004), Friday Night (2002), Trouble Every Day (2001), Beau Travail (1999), Nenette and Boni (1996), I Can’t Sleep (1994), Chocolat (1988)
Interviews: MUBI Notebook