Jean Reno to receive top honor

Jean Reno to receive top honor at International Film Festival

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

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

The festival will also host the European preem 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 U.S producer Jay Van Hoy will serve on the Karlovy Vary main jury.

The movies also stars Rachel Weisz, Kathy Baker and Danny Glover and was scripted by Marston with Julian Sheppard. Story sees Tom (Shannon) startled to recognize a woman from his past (Weisz) appear at a dinner party he is hosting with his wife. She initially denies knowing him but soon proves to be a major complication in the couple’s life.

Amazon Studios got the US rights to the movie at Sundance in January. Amazon topper Ted Hope is also set to attend Karlovy Vary, which unwinds 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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