Arguably one of the biggest names in French cinema, actor Jean-Paul Belmondo was not only the most distinctive face in the country’s New Wave movement, but also one of its most storied thespians. And now, thanks to the debut of a new film, the actor will be feted at the country’s biggest festival.
The Cannes Film Festival has announced that the upcoming documentary, Belmondo, The Career, will be hitting the Croisette this year.
The film is directed by Vincent Perrot and Jeff Domenech, and will look at the life and career of the man himself, and will be followed by a dinner and party held for and in the honor of the man himself.
Including films like Pierrot le fou, A Woman Is A Woman and Le doulos, Belmondo may be best known for his iconic turn as the Humphrey Bogart inspired lead in Jean-Luc Godard’s brilliant Breathless. One of France’s most beloved sons, this will no doubt inspire one hell of a party on the Croisette this year. Hopefully this will help inspire people to revisit, or visit for the first time, this man’s career, because it’s truly something special.