And then today there's news of Binoche finishing up performances on a dance piece in Hong Kong. Say what?!? I hadn't heard a peep about this but it sounds like a delightful detour for an artist of her caliber.
Binoche and her dance partner Akram Khan in the performance In-I
Imagine an American actress just deciding to go on a modern dance tour in her mid 40s. They grow them differently in France... and for that I can only say 'merci beaucoup'.
I hadn't really thought of Binoche as a physical actress before... I think it was the strange not-very-French-of-her news that she had used a body double in those scrumptious sex scenes in Horsemen on the Roof (1995) that led to believe she was primarily a face actor. Some screen actors unmistakably use their body when they perform and with others the mystery and magic is all in their closeups. Binoche's general warmth and sensuality have always been in ample evidence and maybe the physicality was there, too. Which movies should I rescreen? What are your favorite Binoche films?
She must not be as shy as that Horsemen situation suggested. She did pose nude for French Playboy in 2007 (apparently it's a classier affair overseas) after all.
Nudity, warmth, great acting and an international dance tour? She's earned this celebratory post, wouldn't you say?
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