Chiltern Film Society - November 2020

But, soft, what light through yonder window breaks…? It’s Juliette, of course. Juliette Binoche. One of the stars of our next screening at The Elgiva on Wednesday 25th of November. The film is a brilliant French comedy/drama/romance called Non-Fiction - aka Doubles Vies.

This film is her 69th professional credit, spanning a career that began in 1983 with an appearance in the film Liberty Belle in which she is listed at The Rally Girl (La Fille du Rallye). Born in Paris, to artistic parents, her acting career was cemented by her standout appearance in The Unbearable Lightness Of Being in 1988, playing opposite Daniel Day-Lewis.

Juliette shuns Hollywood and all its trappings - famously turning Spielberg down three times when offered roles in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List. In 1997, People Magazine selected her as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People In The World! That accolade came after more stunning film roles: Wuthering Heights, Three Colours: Blue and The English Patient - this last one winning her an Oscar and a BAFTA for Best Actress. She was later nominated for another Oscar for Chocolat, in 2001. More recently, she can be seen playing ‘herself’ in an episode of the Netflix comedy series Call My Agent!

(... it is the east - and Juliette is the sun …) In France, she is known simply as La Binoche! So we can’t wait to watch her again at L’Elgiva… whatever you do this month, enjoy your films. Paul Vates – CFS Chairman.

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