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Jane Fonda to receive career honour at Lyon's Lumiere Festival

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Hollywood diva will be bestowed with a career honour at this year's Film Festival.

The 80-year-old star-activist will be presented with the award on October 19, by Thierry Fremaux, who also heads up the Cannes Film Festival, according to The

said she is "over the moon"

to be receiving the award.

"I am honoured to be invited to the festival in Lyon," she added.

The organisers said was chosen for the recognition in part for "her willingness to embody fierce independence from a young age (and) for her singular personality that has inspired her to choose powerful, politically-committed female characters".

"With a filmography as impressive as her roles, she is at once fragile, naive, strong, committed, a femme fatale, a mesmerising presence, as well as funny and irreverent. Jane

"Fonda is an international star, an icon spanning several decades of audiences, in a world that has drastically changed. She is a resolute woman, truly of her time," they said about the star who has films such as "Period of Adjustment" (1962), "Sunday in New York" (1963), "Barefoot in the Park" (1967), "The Syndrome" (1979), "Monster-in-Law" (2005) among others to her credit.

She also went on to win best for "Klute" (1971) and "Coming Home" (1978).

Susan Lacy's documentary "in Five Acts" will be screened during the festival, and will also pay homage to her father, Henry Fonda, in the programming.

Fonda joins Wong Kar-Wai, Martin Scorsese, and in receiving the honour.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 18:00 IST