Jean Reno to receive top honour at Karlovy Vary film fest

Prague, June 30 (IANS) Veteran actor Jean Reno will be honoured at The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival with the President’s Award in the Czech Republic on July 4.

French film director Luc Besson’s “Leon” will be screened as a tribute to the actor, whose credits also include “Ronin,” “Mission Impossible” and “The Da Vinci Code”, reports

The festival will also host the European premiere of Michael Shannon starrer “Complete Unknown” directed by Joshua Marston (“Maria Full of Grace”) and produced by Jay Van Hoy. The trio will all be in attendance at the fest while Hoy will serve on the Karlovy Vary main jury.

The movie also stars Rachel Weisz, Kathy Baker and Danny Glover and was scripted by Marston along with Julian Sheppard.

Amazon topper Ted Hope is also set to attend Karlovy Vary, which begins on July 1.

The festival organisation also announced its closing film, Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society,” which will wrap the nine-day event, which will be held in West Bohemia, on July 9.



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