French actress Juliette Binoche, who is working on a new film with celebrated Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, is visiting Iran in order to deepen her knowledge of the country, the ISNA agency reported Wednesday.
"When you work with someone you have to know them," Binoche told the agency about Kiarostami, who won the 1997 Palme d'Or at Cannes for his "Taste of Cherry".
The Iranian auteur is working on his new picture "The Certified Copy" in Italy and has cast Binoche as a gallery owner enjoying a brief encounter with a British writer. It will be his first feature since 2002's "Ten".
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