In 1997, the international film festival of Berlin, Juliette Binoche had won the silver Bear for best actress for her role in The English Patient . In 2019, the French actress will return to the Berlinale, as the president of the jury, announced on Tuesday that the organiser of the event which will be held from 7 to 17 February.

“I’m very happy that Juliette is the president of the jury in 2019. The festival is very special for it and I am glad that she will return in this exceptional position,” said its director, Dieter Kosslick, in a statement.

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At 54 years old, French, first actress european to have won a prize of interpretation in the three most prestigious film festivals – Cannes, Venice and Berlin succeed at the German film director Tom Tykwer ( Cours, Lola, cours , Scent , Cloud Atlas ).

“A great honor” as it waits “with bated breath”

Juliette Binoche has starred in over 70 films, among which are Three colors : Blue (1993), for which she received the Coupe Volpi at the Venice Festival, The English Patient (1996), which earned him, in addition to the silver Bear, the Oscar for best actress for a supporting role, or certified Copy (2010), which allowed him to win the prix d’interprétation féminine at the Cannes film Festival. More recently, in 2018, it has been seen in A beautiful inner sun or High Life , directed by Claire Denis, and in Double lives , Olivier Assayas.

“It is a great honour for me,” said the actress who is now waiting “impatiently for this special appointment with all of the jury”.

The golden Bear of the 69th Berlinale, will be awarded on 16 February. In 2018, the film Touch me not , exploration, half-way between fiction and documentary on intimacy and sexuality, film director, Romanian Adina Pintilie, had received this prestigious award.