French actress Sophie Marceau will receive a Special Grand Prix of the Americas for lifetime achievement at the upcoming event.
Various prestigious prizes had been bestowed on her, and in the coming weeks, she will have taken one more accolade to be placed alongside those at her home.
That's correct, Sophie Marceau is about to be presented an honor of Special Grand Prix of the Americas for lifetime achievement at 31st annual Montreal World Film Festival, set to run August 23-September 3 this year in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Along with the kudos, her directing and starring vehicle "La Disparue de Deauville" is reported to also have its world premiere at the event, which the French actress will attend alongside co-star Christopher Lambert.
Marceau, known among American audiences for her roles in "Braveheart" and Bond flick "The World Is Not Enough", started her acting career at age fourteen through Claude Pinoteau's 1980 movie "La Boum" to then reach her highlight in 1983 as she was named the Most Promising Actress at the year's Cesar Awards, France's equivalent of Academy Awards. The prize was later followed by Best Director Award for her work in "Parlez-moi d'amour" at the 2002 edition of Montreal World Film Fest.
Apart from the announcement of Marceau's honor, organizers of the festival also unveiled some titles scheduled to be screened in its newly-created section Midnight Slam! Series, which is devoted to horror thrillers and cult features. Among the lineup are Rob Zombie's "Halloween", Michael Davis-directed "Shoot 'Em Up", and crime thriller "Scar."