Sun. Oct 2nd, 2022

Juliette Binoche it is one of the acting ladies of the European scene. The sensation of her flows when seeing her on screen, remembering her roles and reviewing her career, as varied in terms of themes and profile of directors as balanced and coherent in terms of her special fondness for auteur cinema . This perception of his figure also emerged in the recognition of his career made by the 70th San Sebastian Festival in the form of the Donostia Award.The illustrious actress (Paris, 1964) received the distinction at the hands of Isabel Coixet, the author with whom she worked on Nobody wants the night, in the first of the honorary galas of this edition (this Wednesday 21 will be David Cronenberg’s turn). The ceremony, with cinephile meaning, took place in the Kursaal before the main screening of Fuego, the work exhibited out of competition on the occasion of the tributedirected by Claire Denis and co-starring Vincent Lindon.”Silence is a presence. Before a take, before interpreting, silence is strength, that strength from which I get my emotions, sensations, and appears without any will. But without silence there are no words. Without silence there is no spirit, and when that silence is shared with a director, with an actress or actor, with a film crew, then a golden thread is woven and that later becomes a film. And there the whole meaning of my dreams of wanting to be an actress is embodied in a living work”he commented during his speech. Binoche, among other awards, won the Oscar for best supporting actress for The English Patient, he was moved (he had to stop his speech) as part of the acknowledgments those who have supported him (family, friends, co-workers).

“Never judge a role”

Binoche, in the morning at La Concha

Binoche, in the morning at La ConchaRaúl Terrel (Europa Press) In the morning, at the press conference, Binoche, who in addition to Fuego participates in Winter Boy, a work in competition by Christophe Honoré, stated that he intends “never judge a role but love it in its contradictions, in its shadows”. “In a script there is an evolution and that is what interests me, the inner journey that makes us more human”she added. She was also asked about the macho situations that sometimes occur in the industry and filming, regarding which she declared herself “lucky” for not having suffered too much. “I know that there are women who suffer from it, perhaps in a more stereotyped cinema, but you have to know how to reject that cinema; I have been offered roles in American cinema as a ‘woman of’, as an object woman, and I have said no,” she explained.

Once upon a time...

“It is important to know how to say no so as not to enter a system… you have to see what is new about yourself, jump into the unknown, we are no longer in a sexist codeI was educated in dependency and luckily I detected it very early,” he said.

Fourth visit to San Sebastian

Binoche’s connection with San Sebastián, strengthened with the honorary award, is manifested in the three previous visits to the event in San Sebastian, two of which in recent years. She debuted in 2002 with the romantic comedy Jet Lag. She returned in 2018 to present Journey to Nara and High Life twice, the latter precisely directed by Claire Denis. And in 2019 she returned on the occasion of the selection of The truth.Do you want to be up to date with all the latest movies and series? Sign up to our newsletter.