Cannes Film Festival will honor actor Michael Douglas with the Palme d’or d’honneur at the upcoming 76th edition of the festival, “in recognition of his brilliant career as well as his engagement for cinema”. The Festival de Cannes will pay a tribute to him during the Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, May 16.
“It is always a breath of fresh air to be at Cannes, which has long provided a wonderful platform for bold creators, artistic audacities and excellence in storytelling. From my first time here in 1979 for The China Syndrome to my most recent premiere for Behind the Candelabra in 2013, the Festival has always reminded me that magic of cinema is not just in what we see onscreen but in its ability to impact people all around the world. After more than 50 years in the business, it’s an honor to return to the Croisette to open the Festival and embrace our shared global language of film.” – commented Michael Douglas.
To complete the tribute to Michael Douglas, “Michael Douglas, The Prodigal Son”, a previously unreleased documentary by Amine Mesta, produced by Folamour and soon to be broadcast on Arte, will be shown on the Festival site for two days, from Sunday May 14 to Tuesday May 16.
The documentary shows us how Michael, an actor and producer like his father Kirk, had to embrace their resemblance throughout his remarkable career in order to assert his difference. The time to learn how to become Michael when your name is Douglas.