Juliette Binoche, William Shimell and Abbas Kiarostami at the traditional “Montée des Marches” in front of the Palais des Festivals for the Screening of Certified Copy. Greeted by Thierry Frémaux Second Top of the Cannes Film Festival. Kiarostami displays pessimism on Panahi’s Predicament. Iranian director Jafar Panahi has undergone a Hunger Strike and is said to have been subject to Torture at Evin’s Prison. Juliette Binoche is to make a public reading at Cannes of Abbas Kiarostami’s Open Letter in an article in the New York Times in Support of Jafar Panahi.
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Emotional Outbreak for Juliette Binoche During Press Conference after Announcement of Panahi’s Hunger Strike:
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Iranian Pioneers in French New Wave Cinema by Darius KADIVAR