Catherine Deneuve to be honored at Ukraine’s Odessa International Film Festival

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Catherine Deneuve

French film icon Catherine Deneuve will collect the Golden Duke, a lifetime achievement award at Odessa International Film Festival in Ukraine.

Scheduled for July 12-20, the festival will include a retrospective of films Deneuve has starred in over her more than 60-year career, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Academy Award-nominated performer will visit Odessa, a Black Sea resort city in South Ukraine, to collect the award and take part in an acting master class.

Other prominent guests of the 2019 event announced so far include Palme d’or-winning British director Mike Leigh and American actor, director, singer and activist Rose McGowan.

This year marks the 10th edition of Odessa International Film Festival. Ukraine’s main international film festival, since its inception in 2010, it has emerged as one of the region’s major cinema events.


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