Juliette Binoche Honoured at Hungarian Film Fest
Speaking at the Miskolc International Film Festival in Hungary, where she was guest of honour, Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche has called on more compassion towards refugees amid Europe’s migration crisis.
Picking up the the festival’s special award, she talked about the role of cinema: “For me, a film is a possibility of transforming. It is a possibility of becoming more human, understanding the others better, having more compassion, becoming more open somehow.”
Binoche rose to global fame in films like ‘Chocolat’ and ‘The English Patient’ (Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1997). She paid homage to the late Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski, with whom she shot ‘Three Colours: Blue’ in 1993 – a film which earned her several Best Actress gongs including a Golden Lion and a Golden Globe.
“Krzysztof was… for me, it was very easy to work with him. He was serious in what he was doing, but there was a lightness in him. There was a sort of humour about things, like… existentialist. I loved that, because it really showed his humanity,” she said.