Monica Bellucci to Be Honored at France’s Lumiere Awards

Italian-French actress Monica Bellucci star is set for a special career honors at the France’s Lumiere on Feb. 5 in Paris.

The Italian-French actress known in France for her work with big-name directors, such as her star-making turn in Gaspard Noe’s controversial Irreversible, as well as Philippe Garrel and Guillaume Nicloux.

The new wave star also taken turns in more popular fare, such as playing Cleopatra in an Asterix and Obelixfarcical comedy alongside Gerard Depardieu.

In a similar development, legendary actor Jean-Paul Belmondo will also be honored at the ceremony. The French star of classics, such as Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless and Pierrot le Fou and Philippe de Broca’s That Man from Rio, received an honorary Palme d’Or in Cannes in 2011.

It should be recalled that Marion Cotillard received the Lumiere career honor last year.

The Lumiere Academy represents foreign press in France and awards prizes for the best French films of the year.

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