Juliette Binoche made her film debut in the 1983 French drama ‘Liberty Belle’ directed by Pascal Kané. Following her debut, she went on to star in films like ‘Rendez-vous’ (1985), ‘Les Nanas’ (1985), ‘Mauvais Sang’ (1986), ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ (1988), ‘Un tour de manège’ (1989), ‘Les Amants du Pont-Neuf’ (1991), ‘Damage’ (1992), ‘Three Colors: Blue’ (1993), ‘Three Colors: White’ (1994), ‘Three Colors: Red’ (1994), and ‘The Horseman on the Roof’ (1995). Binoche became a recipient of the ‘Academy Award’ for her portrayal of ‘Hana’ in the 1996 epic romantic war drama film ‘The English Patient’ directed by Anthony Minghella. The film saw wide critical acclaim upon release and was a massive financial success, grossing over $232 million on a $31 million budget. The same year also saw the release of the romantic comedy film where Binoche played the role of ‘Béatrice Saulnier.’ The film received mostly negative reviews from critics. In 2000, she starred as ‘Vianne Rocher’ in the Lasse Hallström-directed film ‘Chocolat.’ The film opened to a mixed critical reception but that didn’t stop it from grossing over $152.7 million on a $25 million budget. Binoche also earned several award nominations, including the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations, for her performance in the film.
She was next seen in films like ‘The Widow of Saint-Pierre’ (2000), ‘Jet Lag’ (2002), ‘In My Country’ (2004), ‘Mary’ (2005), ‘Caché’ (2005), ‘Breaking and Entering’ (2006), ‘Paris, je t'aime’ (2006), ‘Disengagement’ (2007), ‘Paris’ (2008), ‘Certified Copy’ (2010), ‘The Son of No One’ (2011), ‘Cosmopolis’ (2012), and ‘Camille Claudel 1915’ (2013). In 2014, she portrayed ‘Sandra Brody’ in the American monster film ‘Godzilla’ directed by Gareth Edwards. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics and performed well at the box office, grossing over $529 million on a budget of $160 million. She continued to star in films like ‘The 33’ (2015), ‘Endless Night’ (2015), ‘Slack Bay’ (2016), ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (2017), ‘Let the Sunshine In’ (2017), ‘High Life’ (2018), ‘The Truth’ (2019), and ‘How to Be a Good Wife’ (2020). She was last seen in the 2022 French romantic drama film ‘Both Sides of the Blade’ directed by Claire Denis. The film garnered praise from critics and received a 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Valentine is a part time model who gets acquainted with a retired judge, living in her neighborhood after running over his dog. The judge decides to gift the dog to Valentine, but since her boyfriend is unwilling to let her keep it, she is forced to return it. However, when she is at his house, she discovers him spying on the phone conversations of his neighbors.
Towards the end of WWII, Hana, a nurse moves into a monastery to care for a severely burnt man. The man - Almásy - later narrates to Hana and couple of new arrivals – Kip and David Caravaggio - his life story which involves his work as a cartographer and his passionate but doomed affair with a married woman Katherine.
Alex is a homeless man who is addicted to alcohol. He begins to form a relationship with a young painter named Michele, who is losing her eyesight.
Vianne Rocher, along with her six year old daughter Anouk arrives in a small conservative French village headed by Mayor Reynaud and much to his resentment opens a chocolate shop. Her affable nature and delicious chocolates soon win over a number of town’s people; however, the Mayor remains skeptical. Things take a turn when a group of gypsy travellers come to the town.
Karol is a polish immigrant who loses not just his job, but also his marriage, when his French wife Dominique divorces him after six months, due to his impotency. He is forced to leave France, and thus, he loses the business that they had owned jointly .Eventually, he manages to return, and works on building a new life. However, he hasn’t forgiven his wife and he plans to get even with her.
A successful Czech doctor who is also a womanizer falls for a woman named Tereza. However, she wants him to be monogamous and stay loyal only to her. Shortly after, the Soviet invasion occurs, which further disrupts their lives.
Two rescued sailors get drunk and commit murder. They are arrested, tried and sentenced to death. While one of them dies in custody, the other one is forced to wait, since the island has no guillotine or executioner. He is kept in the army barracks, and with the influence of Madame La, wife of the Captain who is in charge of the barracks, he begins to reform himself. He also falls in love with a widow. Eventually, the guillotine arrives, but things get extremely complicated when the Captain refuses to carry out the execution.
Also known as Paris, I love You, it is an anthology film comprising of eighteen short films which are set in the different arrondissements of Paris. Directed by visionary directors from all around the world, these eighteen short films are incredibly humane depictions of life in Paris, which resonate universal themes of love, life, and loss.
This war drama film tells the story of Rebecca, who is one of the world’s best war photographers. However, due to her dedication to her dangerous job, she finds herself at conflicts with her family, when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life anymore. She must now make a choice between her passion for covering war zones, and her family.
Dan Burns writes family advice column for a newspaper, but is perhaps in need of some advice himself. A widower, he is struggling to deal with his three teenage daughters and their problems. While visiting his parents along with his daughters on Thanksgiving, he comes across Marie with whom he feels an instant connect. Unfortunately, she has a boyfriend, and he is none other Dan’s own brother.
Damage is a romantic psychological thriller film which tells the story of British politician Stephen who is in a dull but stable marriage. When he meets the fiancee of his son, he becomes quite attracted to her, and begins an intense affair. As the situation worsens, Stephen finds himself struggling to avoid destroying himself and his family.
Wuthering Heights is a romantic drama film which tells the story of Catherine and Heathcliff, who are in love with each other. Although Heathcliff is quite obsessed with Catherine, due to circumstances, she ends up marrying another man named Edgar. Heathcliff becomes obsessed with vengeance against her, and those whom he holds responsible.
The 33 is a disaster survival drama film, which tells the story of thirty three workers who struggle to survive after a disaster strikes a copper and gold mine, and they are trapped underneath rocks. Meanwhile, the members of a rescue team make their best efforts to rescue them.
Celebrated middle-aged actress Maria Enders is requested to perform in the revival of the play that launched her career. She is to play a vulnerable older woman in a lesbian relationship. Meeting the younger actress playing Maria’s earlier role, Maria experiences insecurities, and finds her own reflection from 20 years ago. Concurrently, the demarcation lines between the characters, and Maria and her assistant, Valentine, keep diminishing.
Paris is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of a passionate dancer named Pierre, who performs in Paris. He is forced to stop performing after he gets diagnosed with a severe heart condition. Realizing that he may have very little time to live, he decides to spend time looking at the outside world, from his balcony. Meanwhile, his sister who is a single mother with three kids, moves in with him to take care of him.
Jack Marcus is a writer and poet who teaches advanced writing at a school. Although he is suffering from writer’s block and hasn’t produced any original content for some time, he is the publisher of the school’s literary magazine. He gets into an argument with a new art instructor named Dina, about whether pictures are more important or words.
Miro is a teen who is hired by a group of thieves to help them break in and steal computers from an architectural firm owned by Will Francis. Will eventually finds out about Miro, who is living a humble life with his mother Amira, but decides not to report to the police.
The movie follows Major Mira Killian, a cyborg supersoldier who works to stop the world’s most dangerous criminals. As Killian starts discovering more about her past, she realizes that her life was stolen from her by Hanka Robotics. Now she will stop at nothing to get revenge and remember her true identity.
A reboot of Toho's Godzilla franchise, the movie tells the story of a soldier who attempts to return to his family while caught in the crossfire between Godzilla and two parasitic monsters known as MUTOs.
This romantic comedy film tells the story of a beautician, who is on her way to Mexico, for a new job. She accidentally meets a chef who is on his way back from America. Circumstances force them to share a room overnight at the airport Hilton Hotel, and despite their mutual indifference, they find themselves attracted to one another.
A space mission goes wrong and the entire crew is wiped out. The only ones remaining are a father and his daughter, who are forced to struggle in the middle of isolation.
Bee Season is a drama film which tells the story of an eleven year old girl named Eliza, whose life takes a turn when she is chosen to take part in the National Spelling Bee. Upon learning of her success, her father tries to take control of her life, and begins to give her religious teachings.
The Son of No One is a crime thriller drama film which tells the story of a young cop who is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up. He finds himself in trouble, when the evidence of two murders resurfaces, as it starts to jeopardize not just his career but also his family life.
The film tells the story of a 28-year old billionaire asset manager, whose day devolves into his destruction, as he faces marital woes, health problems as well as financial crisis.
Juliette Binoche Awards
|The English Patient||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||1997|
|The English Patient||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role||1997|