Star-studded event slated for May 17

PARIS — The Cannes Film Festival and the Cinefondation will host a star-studded tribute May 17 to French producer Anatole Dauman, who died three years ago.

Fest managing director Veronique Cayla said, “Dauman marked the history of French cinema and was always interested in discovering new auteurs.”

His filmography includes Alain Resnais’ “Hiroshima Mon Amour,” Chris Marker’s “La Jetee” and Jean-Luc Godard’s “Masculine Feminine.”

He also produced Nagisa Oshima’s “In the Realm of the Senses” and Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas.”

The tribute is being held in association with the Notorious Group, sponsors of the Cinefondation, at the Cafe des Palmes, a new venue in the Palais des Festivals designed as a meeting place for actors, directors and distribs.

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