French actress Juliette Binoche dissolved into tears at Cannes Film Festival on Monday during the presentation of Certified Copy by Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

She started crying when the director mentioned Jafar Panahi, who was supposed to be a member of the jury at the festival this year but who is imprisoned in Iran for having prepared a film about the contested election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last year. He is currently on a hunger strike.