BERLIN – French actress Juliette Binoche will preside the international jury of the next edition of the Berlinale, the organizer’s of Berlin’s prestigious international movie festival said on Tuesday.
Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick said he was “very pleased” that Binoche would be “returning to the festival in this distinguished position.”
“The festival shares a strong connection with her,” he added.
Binoche said it was a “tremendous honor” and she would take on the role with “joy and care.”
The actress has been in 70 movies and claimed various nominations and awards, the organizers noted of their choice.
She first appeared in Pascal Kane’s 1983 movie “Liberty Belle” and two years later took the lead in Andre Techine’s “Rendez-vous.”
Binoche won a Berlinale Silver Bear, a BAFTA and an Academy Award for her role as nurse Hana in the 1996 movie “The English Patient.”
The 69th edition of the Berlinale takes place between Feb. 7-17, 2019.