Cannes Film Festival honors George Lucas with Palme d'Or

The organizers of the Cannes Film Festival made the announcement on Tuesday that George Lucas will be honored with an honorary Palme d'Or at the festival the following month.  

On May 25, the closing ceremony of the 77th French film festival will be held, and Lucas will be recognized at the ceremony. In doing so, he becomes one of the few individuals to be awarded honorary Palmes.   

One was given to Harrison Ford, who had been a regular starring actor for George Lucas in films such as "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones," the previous year. Other notable individuals who have been honored in recent times include Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Tom Cruise, and Michael Douglas.  

Lucas made the following reply in response to the question: "The Festival de Cannes has always held a special place in my heart.  

There was a new program called the Directors' Fortnight that was designed specifically for first-time directors, and I was both astonished and pleased when my very first film, titled "THX-1138," was chosen to be a part of it.  

Ever since that time, I have made numerous trips back to the festival, where I have participated in a number of roles, including those of a writer, director, and producer. This exceptional distinction, which means a great deal to me, is a gift that I am genuinely honored to receive.  

Cannes Film Festival is held from May 14th to May 25th. The closing ceremony, which will be televised in France on France Télévisions and streamed on Brut  

will be the occasion at which the Palme d'Or, the most prestigious award conferred by the festival, will be presented to one of the films that are competing for the award.  

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