You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

French fest honors Clint

Eastwood receives Prix Lumiere at Grand Lyon

LYON, France — “I consider France my second home,” Clint Eastwood said Saturday night as he became the first recipient of the Prix Lumiere at the inaugural Grand Lyon Film Festival in the city that gave birth to the cinema.

Eastwood, who will begin shooting for the first time in France today on his new film, “Hereafter,” starring Matt Damon, received the award at a ceremony in front of 3,000 people.

He tipped his hat to cinema pioneers Auguste and Louis Lumiere by saying, “I owe them more than 50 years of employment.”

New fest, which is devoted exclusively to restorations, revivals and retrospectives, is run by Institute Lumiere director and Cannes Film Festival topper Thierry Fremaux and unspooled Thursday-Sunday in 41 venues around the city.

Institute Lumiere president Bertrand Tavernier said, “Every film of Clint has something of Lincoln in it, which is the best of America.”

A three-minute assembly of clips from Eastwood’s forthcoming “Invictus” capped the evening along with a performance by the honoree’s son Kyle and his jazz quartet.

More Film

  • Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..Zuri (Forest Whitaker)..Photo:

    'Black Panther' Is A Legit Phenomenon, but Will It Be An Oscar Player?

    LYON, France — “I consider France my second home,” Clint Eastwood said Saturday night as he became the first recipient of the Prix Lumiere at the inaugural Grand Lyon Film Festival in the city that gave birth to the cinema. Eastwood, who will begin shooting for the first time in France today on his new […]

  • 3 Tage in Quiberon 3 Days

    Berlin Film Review: '3 Days in Quiberon'

    LYON, France — “I consider France my second home,” Clint Eastwood said Saturday night as he became the first recipient of the Prix Lumiere at the inaugural Grand Lyon Film Festival in the city that gave birth to the cinema. Eastwood, who will begin shooting for the first time in France today on his new […]

  • 'Profile' Review: Timur Bekmambetov's Lurid Online

    Berlin Film Review: 'Profile'

    LYON, France — “I consider France my second home,” Clint Eastwood said Saturday night as he became the first recipient of the Prix Lumiere at the inaugural Grand Lyon Film Festival in the city that gave birth to the cinema. Eastwood, who will begin shooting for the first time in France today on his new […]

  • 'Black Panther' Heading to Box Office

    Box Office: 'Black Panther' Heads to Glory With $235 Million Holiday Weekend

    LYON, France — “I consider France my second home,” Clint Eastwood said Saturday night as he became the first recipient of the Prix Lumiere at the inaugural Grand Lyon Film Festival in the city that gave birth to the cinema. Eastwood, who will begin shooting for the first time in France today on his new […]

  • 'U - July 22' Review: A

    Berlin Film Review: 'U - July 22'

    LYON, France — “I consider France my second home,” Clint Eastwood said Saturday night as he became the first recipient of the Prix Lumiere at the inaugural Grand Lyon Film Festival in the city that gave birth to the cinema. Eastwood, who will begin shooting for the first time in France today on his new […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content