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2 Episodes

Juliette Binoche’s evolution from breakout star to world-cinema legend is mirrored neatly by her roles in a pair of provocative backstage dramas. In 1985, Binoche burst onto the scene with her fearless performance as an aspiring actress ruthlessly chasing fame in André Téchiné’s dark tale of art, sex, and stardom RENDEZ-VOUS, coscripted by Olivier Assayas. Thirty years later, Assayas directed Binoche in CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA—a kind of spiritual companion to RENDEZ-VOUS—in which she plays a renowned, middle-aged actress plagued by insecurity as she prepares to star opposite an up-and-coming Hollywood ingenue in a remake of the film that originally launched her career.

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  • Rendez-vous

    Episode 1

    Directed by André Téchiné • 1985 • France
    Starring Juliette Binoche, Lambert Wilson, Wadeck Stanczak

    Juliette Binoche illuminates the screen in her star-making breakthrough performance in this provocative backstage tale of art, sex, and stardom. She is transfixing as Nina, a young, carefree wann...

  • Clouds of Sils Maria

    Episode 2

    Directed by Olivier Assayas • 2014 • France, Germany, Switzerland
    Starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz

    This multilayered, immensely entertaining drama from the great contemporary French director Olivier Assayas is a singular look at the intersection of high art and popu...