Juliette Binoche to appear in Kiarostami film in Tehran

April 6, 2006 - 0:0
TEHRAN -- Oscar-winner French actress Juliette Binoche arrived in Tehran on Tuesday night in order to appear in Iranian director Abbas Kirostami’s new film, which will be shot in Iran, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Wednesday.

She will play a leading role in Kiarostami’s film, but IRNA didn’t mention the film’s title.

Born in 1964, Binoche, the daughter of an actress and a sculptor, was only 23 when she first attracted the attention of international film critics with “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” (1988). She was selected as the heroine of France's most expensive ($35 million) movie ever: “Le Hussard sur le toit” (1995).

In 1996 her role as Hana in the blockbuster film “The English Patient” brought her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2000, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her starring role in the film “Chocolat”, based on the novel by Joanne Harris (the award was won by Julia Roberts for her role in Erin Brockovich).