The European Film Academy has announced that it will present Catherine Deneuve with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding body of work.
Born into a family of actors, Deneuve started her acting career somewhat by coincidence through her sister Françoise. Very quickly, however, she then found her vocation and shot to stardom with films such as Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (1964) by Jacques Demy and Repulsion (1965) by Roman Polanski. Be it as the mysterious beauty, the bourgeois housewife or a bisexual vampire, Catherine Deneuve has now and again given unforgettable moments to the world of cinema. She has worked with Luis Buñuel in Belle de Jour (1967) and Tristana (1970), with Jean-Paul Rappenau in La vie de château (1966) and Le sauvage (1975), with Jean-Pierre Melville in Un flic (1972), and with André Téchiné in Ma saison préférée (1993) and Les voleurs (1996), to name but a few.
Throughout her impressive career, Catherine Deneuve has been honoured in Berlin, Cannes and Venice. She will be an honorary guest at the 26th European Film Awards Ceremony on 7 December in Berlin – streamed live here.
The European Film Awards 2013 are presented by the European Film Academy e.V. and EFA Productions gGmbH with the support of the FFA German Federal Film Board, the German State Lottery Berlin, the German State Minister for Culture and the Media, the MEDIA Programme of the EU, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Aveda, GLS, Hôtel Concorde Berlin, M·A·C, Mast-Jägermeister SE and ŠKODA AUTO Deutschland GmbH.