Affectionately referred to as “La Binoche” by the French press, her other notable performances include: Mauvais Sang (1986), Les Amants du Pont-Neuf, Damage (1992), The Horseman on the Roof (1995), Code Unknown (2000), Caché (2005), Breaking and Entering (2006) and Flight of the Red Balloon (2007). When her parents divorced in 1968, four year old Binoche and her sister Marion were sent to a provincial boarding school. During their teens, the Binoche sisters spent their school holidays with their maternal grandmother, not seeing either parent for months at a time. Her first professional screen experience was as an extra in the three part TF1 television series Dorothée, danseuse de corde (1983) directed by Jacques Fensten, which was followed by a similarly small role in the provincial television film Fort bloque directed by Pierrick Guinnard. Following this Binoche secured her first feature film appearance with a minor role in Pascal Kané’s Liberty Belle (1983). Binoche’s early films would see her established as a French star of some renown. It was to be later in 1985 that Binoche would fully emerge as a leading actress with her role in André Téchiné’s Rendez-vous. Rendez-vous premiered at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival, winning Best Director.