Montreal World Film Festival fetes thesp

Nathalie Baye will receive a lifetime achievement award

The Montreal World Film Festival will give French thesp Nathalie Baye a lifetime achievement Grand Prix des Ameriques, it announced Wednesday.

Baye will be in Montreal for the tribute, which will include the screening of several of her films.

Thesp’s credits include “Sauve qui peut (la vie),” “Le retour de Martin Guerre,” “Une etrange affaire,” “La balance,” “Une liaison pornographique” and “Catch Me If You Can.”

It was announced earlier this week that Danish helmer Bille August will be president of the competition jury at the fest, which runs Aug. 26 to Sept. 6.

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