French film legend Catherine Deneuve all smiles as she slips into Venice press conference room International Film Festival Wednesday .
This year, Deneuve received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Film Festival in Venice.
Venetian artistic director Alberto Barbera named her this year’s winner, speaking out about Deneuve and Roger Vadim (Roger Vadim), Jacques Demy, Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut and Roman Polanski to Marseille Actors such as Marcello Mastroianni and Gérard Depardieu paid tribute. She’s also one of the few non-English-language actors to be nominated for an Oscar, with Regis Wagner’s
Best Actress nomination Indochina .
“It’s always very difficult when you have to stop and look back at things, making decisions like you’re thinking about the future, but it’s never like that,” Deneuve said. “There’s a lot of luck, good decisions, and sometimes bad ones. After so many years, you’ve got a list to look at, and you hope you’ve picked it right most of the time.”
Deneuve picked Demy’s Cherbourg’s umbrella (), and her work with Truffaut and Andre Teichner, the most important of her career.
Not thatthis The actress is planning to stop working. She has two new projects in the works, Léa Domenach La tortue is currently filming, and a feature film in English , “Funny Birds” , directed by directors Marco La Via and Hanna Ladoul, will go into production later this year.
Noticing her age, Deneuve said she felt “if you’re an actress and you’re older, it’s a lot better in Europe than in America…it happens. Much has changed [around the ageist film industry], but I still think Europe is better.”
Deneuve is a frequent visitor to Venice. Her breakthrough film, directed by Buñuel Good Times , in 1967 Deneuve won the Venice Golden Lion for his performance at Nicole Garcia’s 1967 Place Vendôme .
Deneuve will be honored with the honor of her life at Wednesday’s opening night.