The San Sebastian International Film Festival will honor French movie star Juliette Binoche with one of its Donostia Awards, the Spanish fest’s career achievement prize.
She will receive the award in recognition of her extensive career, “which has seen her play almost 75 characters, from power-wielding heroines to fragile beings, with historical figures, drama roles and comedy parts along the way,” according to the announcement.
Plus, the poster for the 70th San Sebastian Film Festival features a portrait of Binoche taken by French photographer Brigitte Lacombe.
The award will be presented to Binoche in conjunction with a screening of writer-director Claire Denis’ acclaimed Both Sides of the Blade, for which Denis earned the Silver Bear for Best Director at the last Berlin Festival. Binoche stars in the romantic drama opposite Vincent Lindon and Grégoire Colin.
Binoche broke out on the European cinema scene in 1985 with Jean-Luc Godard’s Hail Mary and André Téchiné’s Rendez-vous. Her international breakthrough came in 1998 when she starred opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and Lena Olin in Philip Kaufman’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
She has not only starred in Hollywood films like Godzilla, The Ghost in the Shell and Dan in Real Life, but she also has worked with an international array of respected auteurs, including Denis, Olivier Assayas, Michael Haneke, John Boorman, Louis Malle, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Abbas Kiarostami, Isabel Coixet, Hirokazu Kore-eda and Malgorzata Szumowska. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN