Born in a family of artists (her father was a sculptor and her mother an actress), Juliette Binoche is an actress, a dancer, and a painter. She came to fame in the 1980s thanks to her performance in films by André Téchiné, Jean-Luc Godard, Philip Kaufman, or Leos Carax. Since then, she has inspired the greatest French and international directors, from Claire Denis to David Cronenberg and Abbas Kiarostami. She is one of only a handful of French actresses to have won an Oscar, and the first actress to have won an acting award in the three greatest film festivals: Cannes, Venice, and Berlin. Her performance in Krizstof Kieslowski's Three Colours: Blue won her the César for best actress. On the stage, she has received acclaim for her performances in shows by Ivo van Hove, Andrei Konchalovsky, Akram Khan, or Frédéric Fisbach, with whom she appeared during the 65th edition of the Festival d'Avignon.
© portrait Angelo Cricchi