Binoche Birthday

Félicitations, film lovers. Today is a lucky one for us: the birthday of une artiste extraordinaire.

Movies are open doors, and at every door, I change character and life... I live for the present always. I accept this risk. I don't deny the past, but it's a page to turn.

- Juliette Binoche

Here are some doors our birthday belle will be opening for us in the months ahead (from IMDb).

Due for release in 2007:
Le Ballon rouge (The Red Balloon)
An imaginative drama from Chinese-born director Hsiao-hsien Hou.

Dan in Real Life
A romantic comedy from American director Peter Hedges.
(September 21)

A film written and directed by Cédric Klapisch.

In production:

Souvenirs du Valois
A film from French director Olivier Assayas.

Another Kind of Silence
A suspense thriller from Argentinian director Santiago Amigorena.

A drama from Israeli director Amos Gitai.

Dates of release vary, of course, depending on your country of residence. (I'm still waiting for Breaking and Entering to open in east Asia.)

Looking for a Binoche film on video? I'm already there. Visit my Juliette Binoche list at Amazon for a survey of available offerings. You can read more about this in last year's birthday post. And Bleu is a magnificent achievement, even if a Slate critic did recoil from its 'existential masochism.'

Here's wishing Mme Binoche joyeux anniversaire!


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