Monday, May 27, 2013

Berenice Bejo wins best actress at Cannes

French actress Berenice Bejo
CANNES, France (AFP) - French actress Berenice Bejo on Sunday fought back emotion as she won best actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her turn in Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's film The Past for which she turned down Hollywood parts.
Bejo, 36, who was catapulted to international stardom with the hit French silent movie The Artist, plays a wife who asks her estranged husband to return from Iran to finalise their divorce.

After the ceremony, the actress said she was touched by the award but felt uncomfortable at the idea of taking credit for Oscar winner Farhadi's Paris-set family drama.
"It is special to get a best performance prize; it is for me and I cannot imagine getting something just for me. I would be nothing if there weren't other actors, the director photography, and all the members of the crew," she told reporters.

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