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Binoche plans film with Chinese director.

Oscar-winning French actress Juliette Binoche said Wednesday she is planning to work with feted Chinese film director Jiang Wen
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Jiang Wen (Chinese: 姜文; Pinyin: Jiāng Wén 
 after her six-month world dancing tour ends next month.

"The English Patient" and "Chocolat" star said she planned to discuss plans with Jiang, whose film "Devils on the Doorstep Devils on the Doorstep (Simplified Chinese: 鬼子来了; Traditional Chinese: 鬼子來了 " won the Grand Prix Grand Prix  
n. pl. Grand Prix
Any of several competitive international road races for sports cars of specific engine size over an exacting, usually risky course.
 at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival Cannes Film Festival

Film festival held annually in Cannes, France. First held in 1946 for the recognition of artistic achievement, the festival came to provide a rendezvous for those interested in the art and influence of the movies.
.

"I am going to meet Jiang Wen when I am in Beijing, and we will talk about several projects that we will be working on," she told a news conference in Shanghai, without offering further details.

It would not be the first time Binoche has collaborated with an Asian director. She took leading role in "Flight of the Red Balloon," the first Western film by celebrated Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien
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Hou Hsiao-Hsien (Traditional Chinese: 侯孝賢; Simplified Chinese:
.

"The way Hou Hsiao-Hsien did his movie just opened my mind completely C* I have never seen a director be so open and generous with his actresses, I think it changed something in me," she said.

Binoche expressed her admiration for Chinese directors and actors, saying she "loved all Jia Zhangke's movies," referring to the director of the 2006 Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion award-winning film "Still Life."

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 and Maggie Cheung.

Binoche has been taking a break from acting to try dancing. She had never danced professionally before she took to the stage with top British choreographer Akram Khan in their show "In-I."

The actor, who underwent about two years of training for the show, will perform in Shanghai this weekend before moving on to Beijing where the tour concludes on April 5. --AFP

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