Juliette Binoche to be honoured in San Sebastian

French star will receive Donostia Award

by Amber Wilkinson

Juliette Binoche will receive Donostia at this year's San Sebastian Film Festival
Juliette Binoche will receive Donostia at this year's San Sebastian Film Festival Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival
French star Juliette Binoche will receive a Donostia Award at this year's San Sebastian Film Festival in recognition of her onscreen career.

This year's festival will run from September 16 to 24 and the awards ceremony will be accompanied by a screening of Claire Denis' Berlin Silver Bear winner Both Sides Of The Blade.

The star, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in The English Patient, also appears on one of the posters of the festival.

Binoche, who made her screen debut in Pascal Kané's Liberty Belle in 1983, has enjoyed both French and English language film success, with directors including Jean-Luc Godard, Leos Carax and Krzysztof Kieslowski.

The star has visited the festival before, including in 2018, with Claire Denis' High Life and Naomie Kawase's Vision and 2019 with Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Truth.

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