Fonda said she is "over the moon"
to be receiving the award.
"I am honoured to be invited to the Lumiere festival in Lyon," she added.
The organisers said Fonda 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 China Syndrome" (1979), "Monster-in-Law" (2005) among others to her credit.
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