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Jodie Foster to Receive Cannes’ Honorary Palme d’Or Award During Opening Ceremony

Jodie Foster is the latest filmmaker recipient of the honorary Palme d’Or award at this summer’s Cannes Film Festival. The actress-director-producer will receive the tribute during the festival’s opening ceremony on July 6, where she will also be the guest of honor.

The Palme d’Or recognizes filmmakers’ career achievements, as well as their commitment to major issues. Cannes selected Foster, who has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress, for what they called her “brilliant artistic journey, a unique personality with a modest yet strong commitment to some of the major issues of our time.”

Cannes president Pierre Lescure added, “Jodie Foster has provided us with an amazing gift by coming to celebrate the return of the festival on the Croisette. Her aura is unparalleled: she embodies modernity, the radiant intelligence of independence and the need for freedom.”

In response to the news that she’ll be receiving this year’s Palme d’Or honor, the BAFTA Award-winning filmmaker noted that Cannes “is a festival to which I owe so much; it has completely changed my life…I am flattered that Cannes thought of me and I am very honored to be able to share a few words of wisdom or tell an adventure or two with a new generation of filmmakers.”

The Emmy Award-nominated performer first traveled to the festival in 1976, when she was only 13-years-old, to attended the world premiere of Taxi Driver, which won the Palme d’Or. Throughout her subsequent career, she went on to have six more movies, as both an actress and director, presented at Cannes.

Foster, who won the Golden Globe this year for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for The Mauritanian, is the latest filmmaker to receive the Palme d’Or during Cannes. The honorary prize has previously been given to Jeanne Moreau, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Fonda, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Manoel de Oliveira, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Agnès Varda and Alain Delon.

Karen Benardellohttps://cinemadailyus.com
As a life-long fan of films and television shows, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic in 2008. Karen has since been working in the press in New York City, including interviewing film and television casts and crews, writing movie and television news articles and reviewing films and televisions series. Some of her highlights include attending such local events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and New York Comic-Con, as well as traveling across North America to attend such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has been a member of the Women Film Critics Circle since 2012, and the New York Film Critics Online since 2019.

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