Juliette Binoche to receive European Achievement in World Cinema honor

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Juliette Binoche in “Chocolat” [Miramax photo]

Frenchwoman Juliette Binoche will be honored this fall by the European Film Academy with its European Achievement in World Cinema award.

Presented to an European filmmaker who has made a global impact on the cinema industry, the award will be presented to the Academy Award winner at the 32nd European Film Awards in Berlin on Nov. 7, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Binoche is a three-time European Film Award winner, who received best European actress honors in 1992 for Léos Carax’s “The Lovers on the Bridge” and in 1997 for Anthony Minghella’s “The English Patient,” the same role that won her an Oscar for best supporting actress.

In 2001, Binoche garnered the European Film Award ‘s audience award as best European actress for her effervescent performance in Lasse Hallström’s “Chocolat,” which also earned her an Oscar nomination.

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.”

Binoche has worked with Europe’s most respected auteurs, including Claire Denis, Olivier Assayas, Michael Haneke, John Boorman, Louis Malle, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Isabel Coixet and Malgorzata Szumowska. She also has worked with the likes of David Cronenberg in “Cosmopolis,” Abbas Kiarostami in “Certified Copy” and Hirokazu Kore-eda in “The Truth,” which opened this year’s Venice Film Festival.

In addition, she has starred in Hollywood films such as “Godzilla,” “The Ghost in the Shell” and “Dan in Real Life.”

Her upcoming projects include Martin Provost’s “How to Be a Good Wife” and Emmanuel Carrère’s “Between Two Worlds.”



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