Life is c’est magnifique for Penelope Cruz…
The Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma has chosen the 43-year-old Oscar-winning actress as the recipient of this year’s honorary César Award.
Cruz has appeared in five films for director Pedro Almodovar, a staple of the Cannes Film Festival.
She recently wrapped the next film from Asghar Farhadi, Everybody Knows, which she shot in Madrid with her husband Javier Bardem and which is produced by France’s Memento Films Production. The drama is tipped for a Cannes berth this year.
Her other recent credits include the box office hit Murder on the Orient Express and FX’s The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
The César nominations will be announced on Wednesday.
The ceremony, which awards France’s equivalent to the Academy Award, will be held on March 2.