Juliette Binoche

   Guest of Honor, Advisor

   Academy Award winning-actress and international film star Juliette Binoche joined the Meihodo festival in 2021 as Special Advisor and Guest of Honor. Binoche is known worldwide for her roles in classic films such as “The English Patient” and “Chocolat,” as well as recent movies “Certified Copy” and “Clouds of Sils Maria.” She has appeared in more than 60 features and worked with some of the greatest directors of international cinema, including Olivier Assayas, The Dardenne Brothers, Claire Denis, and Jean-Luc Godard. With a career spanning more than three decades, she has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including a Cesar, a BAFTA, and an Oscar, winning the latter for Best Supporting Actress in “The English Patient.” She is one of only two actresses to attain the European "Best Actress Triple Crown" for wins at the Berlin, Cannes, and Venice film festivals.

   During last year’s Meihodo festival and awards ceremony, Binoche offered a message of guidance and support to the young participants. Her presence also helped the festival gain wider global recognition, as it continues to bring the visions of a new generation of creators to audiences around the world.