Noiret garners Cannes Fest award

'Topaz,' 'Paradiso,' 'Postman' thesp's career spans over 40 years

PARIS — French actor Philippe Noiret is to receive the Festival Award at the Cannes Intl. Film Festival next month.

Presentation of the honor will be followed by a screening of Bertrand Tavernier’s “Life or Nothing But” (1989), one of the many French films in which Noiret has acted since his career was launched by Agnes Varda’s 1956 “La Pointe Courte.”

Noiret’s non-French films include Alfred Hitchcock’s “Topaz” (1969), Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Cinema Paradiso” (1988), and Michael Radford and Massimo Troisi’s “The Postman” (1994).

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