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CANNES – Clouds of Sils Maria

Not the director's best work
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart
Directed by Olivier Assayas

For an unbeatable view of the Swiss Alps and their picture-perfect mountaintops see the “Clouds of Sils Maria.” This new film by French director Olivier Assayas (“Summer hours,” “Carlos”) shot entirely within the idyllic spreads of rural Switzerland puts in focus the coming undone of Maria Enders, an older actress (played by Juliette Binoche) who is confronted by her past when an actress half her ... more >

BERLINALE | FACT CHECK

Who's who at Berlin this year? Read on

Gallic cinema's three most visible actresses, Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve and Isabelle Huppert, will be present at the Berlin Film Festival (a.k.a. "Berlinale") next month, their latest films having been selected for the festival as announced by the festival’s organizers just before the weekend. Catherine Deneuve will be presenting “Elle S’en Va” (“She’s leaving,” in French) by ... more >

New COSMOPOLIS PHOTOS released

The task of recreating Don DeLillo's post-modern vision is protean

Here are the latest pictures from COSMOPOLIS, starring Robert Pattinson in the lead role as Eric Packer, a multi-millionaire who goes out for a haircut one day and has to contend with the next 24 hours of his life. Also appearing in Cosmopolis are Paul Giamatti (pictured below), Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche (pictured, top), Sarah Gadon (bottom picture) and Jay Baruchel. I started reading ... more >

Certified Copy

A Cannes Festival 2010 selection film
Juliette Binoche and William Shimell
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

“Certified Copy” is a film by Abbas Kiarostami which means that it’s s-l-o-w. Slow enough to make you fidget in your seat. Slow enough to take you back to the days of the interminable scenes of couples-- walking apart from each other and not talking—in those excruciating Antonioni films of the sixties. Slow enough to give you time to wonder about the nature of cinema. Should it be entertaining? ... more >

JULIETTE BINOCHE REACTS

By ALI NADERZAD - September 2, 2010A brief mention about Juliette Binoche's response to the BBC today seems in order. She is currently in London promoting "Copie Conforme" and was asked about actor Gérard Depardieu's inexplicable verbal attack on her. She told the interviewer, 'you don't have to like everyone or their work, but I don't understand the violence of his words.' The best response, ... more >

French actor Gérard Depardieu throws weight around

Juliette Binoche in the line of fire

While giving an interview to Austrian magazine Profil during the Salzburg music festival, actor Gérard Depardieu (Green card, La vie en rose) made some pretty heinous comments about Juliette Binoche, an actress who for all intents and purposes is his female equivalent in both stature and experience--you might say she's the people's actress. Responding to a question about director Leos Carax (he ... more >

Certified Copy

A favorite this year in Cannes
Juliette Binoche and William Shimmell
Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

“Copie Conforme” is a film by Abbas Kiarostami which means that it’s s-l-o-w. Slow enough to make you fidget in your seat. Slow enough to take you back to the days of the interminable scenes of couples-- walking apart from each other and not talking—in those excruciating Antonioni films of the sixties. Slow enough to give you time to wonder about the nature of cinema. Should it be entertaining? ... more >