Michael Douglas To Receive Honorary Palme D’Or In Cannes

Michael Douglas to receive the Honorary Palme d’Or this year Cannes Film Festival.

The festival will pay tribute to the actor and present him with the award during the opening ceremony on May 16.

“It’s always a breath of fresh air to be in Cannes, which has long provided an amazing platform for bold creators, artistic audacity and excellence in storytelling,” said Douglas.

As part of the tribute, the festival will screen a previously unreleased documentary by Amin Mesta on Douglas titled Michael Douglas, Prodigal Son From May 14 at 6 PM to May 16 at 6 PM at the festival site for two days. The documentary was produced by Folmour and will be broadcast on Arte.

The doc’s synopsis reads: “This special documentary shows us how Michael, an actor and producer like his father Kirk, had to embrace their likeness throughout their remarkable careers in order to assert their differences. Time to learn to be Michael.” The time of when your name is Douglas.

Douglas has a long history with the festival, first hitting the Croisette for the festival’s 32nd edition for the festival’s premiere. china syndrome With director James Bridges and co-stars Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon. In 1992, thirteen years later, Douglas was joined for the first time on the Croisette by Sharon Stone and Dutch filmmaker basic Instinct, which was screened in the competition. Douglas had to go a third time in the competition with Joel Schumacher in 1993. fall down,

fatal Attraction The actor’s last appearance at Cannes was in 2013 for the debut of Steven Soderbergh’s star-studded ensemble drama behind the Candelabra, The film, which also starred Matt Damon, played in competition, winning the off-shoot Palme d’Or.

Past recipients of the honorary award include Forest Whitaker, Jodie Foster, and Bernardo Bertolucci. The gong was first awarded to Ingmar Bergman in 1997.

Douglas said: “For the first time here in 1979 china syndrome for my most recent premiere behind the Candelabra In 2013, the festival has always reminded me that the magic of cinema is not just what we see on the screen but in its ability to influence people around the world. After more than 50 years in business, it is an honor to return to the Croisette to open the Festival and embrace our shared global language of film.