We met the actress Juliette Binoche, moving mother of Lucas (Paul Kircher) and Quentin (Vincent Lacoste) in “Le Lycéen” by Christophe Honoré. This first collaboration with the filmmaker, his favorite sequence… She tells us.
Christophe Honoré – Juliette Binoche, the meeting
For his new movie The high school studentwhich arrived in theaters on November 30, 2022, Christophe Honoré has almost corrected an anomaly. Indeed, discovering Juliette Binoche in the role of Isabelle, struck like her sons by the death of her husband and their father, is obvious. Christophe Honoré’s writing sensitivity is matched by the finesse of the actress, capable of saying a lot without overdoing it. Thus, it seems almost absurd that these two artists did not find each other sooner as they agree so well, each on one side of the camera in The high school student. Especially since for The high school studenttheir first collaboration, it was not fantasy that brought them together:
Lucas, a young teenager, sees his existence shattered by the sudden death of his father. He now sees his life as a wild beast that he must tame. With the help of his mother and brother, Lucas will have to struggle to learn to hope and love again.
“I immediately liked this role”
We were able to meet the actress Juliette Binoche (video above), to speak precisely of this meeting with Christophe Honoré and of a first proposal she refused almost twenty years ago. Also, what scene from the film Le Lycéen she particularly remembers, and also the overwhelming trio she forms with Paul Kircher and Vincent Lacoste.
The desire to be together, and to form a family with Christophe, since he also plays the father, but because he is the director and because he has a cinema writing style. (…) We talk about his life, we play his life. So to be as real as possible at that time, I think it was the desire of the three of us, and we found ourselves moved to be together.