The Two-Time Oscar Winner Jodie Foster will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Palme d’Or at 74th Cannes Film Festival. Foster attended Cannes for the first time in 1976 when she was 13 years old as a cast member of the movie Taxi Driver.
Foster won two Oscars for The Accused and The Silence of the Lambs. She will be the guest of honor at the opening ceremony of the festival on 6th July. The American actress’s third movie as a director was The Beaver that was nominated at the festival in 2011. This movie was her 2016 thriller Money Monster.
The Silence of the Lambs star stated that “Cannes is a festival to which I owe so much, it has completely changed my life. Although I had directed before, my first time on the Croisette was a defining moment for me. Showcasing one of my films here has always been a dream … Cannes is a festival by auteur film-makers who honor artists.”
Festival president Pierre Lescure stated about Foster that “Jodie Foster has provided us with an amazing gift by coming to celebrate the return of the festival on the Croisette.”
Cannes general delegate Thierry Frémaux said “Jodie never ceases to reinvent herself. She questions with her piercing gaze learns from others, and is willing to step back from her beliefs in order to forge new morals.”
The filmmaker Foster concluded with a saying, ‘I am flattered that Cannes thought of me and I am very honored to be able to share a few words of wisdom or tell an adventure or two with a new generation of filmmakers.’
The 74th Cannes International Film Festival will take place from 6th to 17th July 2021.