Cannes: Jean-Pierre Léaud to Receive Honorary Palme d’Or

Following the footsteps of Agnès Varda, another French film icon, Jean-Pierre Léaud, will be celebrated with a honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival.

A symbol of the French New Wave, Léaud, who’s had a long relationship with Cannes, was discovered at 14 by François Truffaut with “The 400 Blows.” Leaud also starred in “Antoine and Colette,” “Stolen Kisses,””Bed and Board” and “Love on the Run.” He later starred in Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris,” Jacques Rivette’s “Out 1,” Jean Eustache’s “The Mother and the Whore. which received the Cannes’s Special Grand Prize.

As part of Cannes’ tribute, Cannes will host a special screening of Albert Serra’s “The Death of Louis XIV” in which Léaud starred.

Previous honorees include Clint Eastwood, Manoel de Oliveira, Woody Allen and Bernardo Bertolucci. The honorary Palme d’or will be given during the festival’s closing ceremony on May 22.

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