CATHERINE DENEUVE will be visiting Almeria next week to receive an award at the Almeria International Film Festival. The French actress, who filmed March or Die in the Tabernas desert with Gene Hackman and Terence Hill in 1977, will be receiving the Almeria, Land of Cinema prize at the festival’s opening ceremony on November 13.
While in the city, Deneuve will also be unveiling her very own star on the Walkway of Stars, Almeria Provincial Council has announced. Culture Delegate Antonio Jesus Rodriguez reported that Deneuve was chosen to receive this year’s prize during the film festival, running from November 13 to 19, for her almost six decades of work in the industry.
Born in Paris, Deneuve’s parents were both actors and during her career she has worked with some of the most prestigious film directors in the world including Manoel de Oliveira, Roman Polanski, Marcel Camus, Dino Risi, Agnes Varda, Andre Techine, Luis Buñuel, Hugo Santiago, François Truffaut, Lars Von Trier and François Ozon among others.