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Juliette Binoche Will
The 2019 Berlinale
With French actress and Academy Award winner
Juliette Binoche serving as Jury President, the International
Jury will decide who will receive the Golden Bear and Silver Bears of the
2019 Berlinale Competition.
The French actress
and Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche will serve as president of the
International Jury at the 69th Berlin International Film
Juliette Binoche is
one of the most recognised actresses worldwide. She has captivated audiences and
critics alike in over 70 films, and has garnered numerous awards and
nominations. She was the first European actress to receive honours at the
festivals in Berlin, Venice and Cannes.
“Thank you for this tremendous honour and invitation for
your last Berlinale, dear Dieter, it means the world to me! I’m looking forward
to this special rendez-vous with the entire jury and will embrace my task with
joy and care,” says Juliette
Juliette Binoche is one of the
most recognised actresses worldwide. She has captivated audiences and critics
alike in over 70 films, and has garnered numerous awards and nominations. She
was the first European actress to receive honours at the festivals in Berlin,
Venice and Cannes.
Following her cinematic debut in 1983 in Liberty Belle by Pascal Kané, she
was discovered as an upcoming talent in Jean-Luc
Godard’s Je vous salue, Marie (Hail
Binoche’s first leading role was in André Téchiné’s film
Rendez-vous (1985), for which she received her first distinction, the Prix Romy
Schneider, an award presented by the French media. Her first collaboration with
Leos Carax, Mauvais Sang (The Night is
Young, 1986) screened in Competition at the 1987 Berlinale.
international breakthrough was in Philip Kaufman’s The Unbearable Lightness of
Being (1988), the film adaptation of the eponymous novel. Since then Juliette
Binoche has worked internationally, both in the USA and in European productions.
Her second collaboration with Leos Carax, Les amants du Pont-Neuf (The Lovers On
The Bridge, 1991) screened in Forum at the 1992 Berlinale.
the Coppa Volpi in Venice in 1993 for her role in Trois Couleurs: Bleu (Three Colors: Blue) by Krzysztof Kieślowski, as well as a
César Award, the national film award of France. That same year,
she was awarded the Berlinale Camera at the Berlin International Film
Juliette Binoche won a Berlinale
Silver Bear, a BAFTA and an Academy Award in 1997 for her role as the
French-Canadian nurse Hana in The
English Patient (1996, dir: Anthony
Over the course of her multifaceted career to date,
Juliette Binoche has worked with
numerous renowned directors and actors. In Lasse
Hallström’s romantic melodrama Chocolat (2000), which screened in Competition at
the 2001 Berlinale, she played the lead alongside Hollywood
star Johnny Depp.
she graced the Berlinale Competition screen again, this time with Samuel L. Jackson in Country Of
My Skull (dir: John Boorman).
Following a role in Abbas
in 2008, she was awarded the prize for Best Actress at the
Cannes Film Festival for her leading role in Kiarostami’s film
conforme (Certified Copy, 2010). In 2012, she played a leading role
in Małgorzata Szumowska’s Elles,
which screened in Berlinale Panorama.
Juliette Binoche played the title
role in Bruno
Dumont’s Berlinale Competition selection Camille
Claudel 1915. Her most recent on-screen appearance at the Berlinale
was in the opening film of 2015, Nadie quiere la
noche (Endless Night) by Isabel
Binoche’s latest films are High
Life (2018) by Claire Denis and
Doubles vies (Non-Fiction, 2018) by
important awards at the Berlinale are the Golden Bear and the Silver
Bears. They are presented by the International Jury to films in the
Competition and belong to the most renowned awards in the international film
The International Jury is selected every year by the
Festival Director and presents the following awards:
Golden Bear for Best Film (awarded to the film’s
Silver Bear Grand Jury
Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for a feature film
that opens new perspectives
Silver Bear for Best
Silver Bear for Best
Silver Bear for Best Actor
Silver Bear for Best Screenplay
Silver Bear for
Outstanding Artistic Contribution in the categories camera, editing, music
score, costume or set design
In recent years, Festival Director
Dieter Kosslick has invited
internationally recognised personalities from the world of film such as James Schamus, Wong Kar Wai,
Isabella Rossellini, Werner Herzog,
Tilda Swinton, Darren
Aronofsky, Meryl Streep and Paul Verhoeven to head the seven-member jury.
members include directors, actresses and actors as well as producers, but also
writers and artists. One of the festive highpoints of every Berlinale is the
presentation of the Bears on the penultimate day of the festival.
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