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CANNES 2011 Events

Festival to honour Belmondo with special evening

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Festival to honour Belmondo with special evening

On Wednesday, May 17, the 64th Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22, 2011) will pay homage to French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo by holding a special evening. This will include a red-carpet appearance, the premiere screening of Vincent Perrot and Jeff Domenech’s documentary Belmondo, The Career, a dinner and a party.

Belmondo, who will turn 78 on April 9, worked in the 1960s and 1970s with many emblematic auteur directors, including Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Melville, François Truffaut, Claude Lelouch, Alain Resnais, Vittorio Sica and Alberto Lattuada. From Breathless in 1960 to Itinerary of a Spoiled Child (Best Actor César in 1989), via Léon Morin, Priest (1961), Pierrot le Fou (1965) and Stavisky (1974), the actor has built up an enviable filmography that is topped off with a wide range of genre films where he plays on his star status and love of stunts.

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(Translated from French)

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