SPOTLIGHT July, 2024: JULIETTE BINOCHE, Actor and European Film Academy President!

When French actress Juliette Binoche took to the stage at the opening of the 77th annual Cannes Film Festival this year, she didn’t do so as an actress starring in a competition film nor to receive an award. She was there in her new role as President of the European Film Academy (EFA) to present Meryl Streep with the festival’s Honorary Palme d’Or. Just two months after turning 60, Binoche stepped in as Agnieszka Holland’s successor at the EFA. As the first non-director in the role of EFA president, the globally recognized and respected Binoche is an astute and timely choice in an era where #metoo allegations of sexual harassment continue to rock the film industry in France and elsewhere.

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