Love at first sight for Juliette Binoche on Irish trip
IT may have been Oscar winner Juliette Binoche's first time in Ireland, but she's fallen in love with our scenery.
The 48-year-old has spent the past five weeks shooting 'A Thousand Times Goodnight' in Dublin and jetted out to Morocco this morning to finish production on Norwegian director Erik Poppe's movie.
While she had to take advantage of every free minute to prepare for her character's next scene, Binoche told the Irish Independent that she finally got the chance to take in the Irish scenery last weekend.
"This weekend gave me my first day off travelling around. I brought my daughter to Glendalough and we walked for three hours together. It was really beautiful being surrounded by the calm of nature."
In the film, 'The English Patient' star plays a war photographer called Rebekka, who is struggling to strike a balance between her job and her family. The cast includes 'Game of Thrones' actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as well as Maria Doyle Kennedy and U2 drummer Larry Mullin Jr.
It was Binoche's first experience of working in Dublin.
"This was my first time filming here and I loved it. We had a wonderful crew and there's been a wonderful feeling of creativity and serious work.
Binoche was speaking at a screening of her latest French project, 'Another Woman's Life', at the IFI French Film Festival.
This year's festival, which finished yesterday, was the most successful to date, according to box office figures.