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Jodie Foster all set to receive the Honorary Award in the Cannes Film Festival!

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The American actress, director, and produce Jodie Foster is all set be honoured as a guest of honour at the Cannes Film Festival, where she will receive an honorary Palme d’Or taking place in the month of July.

Foster first visited Cannes as a 13-year-old in 1976 for the world premiere of Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver,” that earned the Palme d’Or. She is well recognised for her Oscar-winning performance as Clarice Starling in the 1991 film “Silence of the Lambs.”

In the statement Festival De Cannes appreciated Foster saying “brilliant artistic journey, a unique personality with a modest yet strong commitment to some of the major issues of our time.”

According to Pierre Lescure, the president of Cannes, “Jodie Foster has provided us with an amazing gift by coming to commend 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.”

Jodie also stated ” Showcasing one of my films here has always been a dream of mine. 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,”

Alain Delon, Agnès Varda, Jeanne Moreau, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Fonda, Manoel de Oliveira, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Jean-Paul Belmondo are among the other amazing stars who have received this distinction.

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