Festival de Cannes 70: Juliette Binoche, 2010

A sunny shout-out to 70 winners at the Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the 70th event which is just around the corner – in no particular order.

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Abbas Kiarostami’s writing for Certified Copy is immaculate (again), crafting a scenario between two people and turning it on its head for the audience to bemuse over. Smart, free-flowing in its development and dialogue, the tension in the conversations is impossible not to enjoy. So, I am lost for words for the most part when I watch Juliette Binoche, one of the greatest actresses in history goes without saying, but with Kiarostami’s extraordinary movie I was left wondering where she pulls out that kind of performance. Whatever it is putting her character on a knife-edge, the reality of her own weighted circumstances or the clandestine charade before us, Binoche inhabits the character and every last drop of her emotions.

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