Next year'sMontreal World Film Festival will pay tribute to French actress IsabelleAdjani. Making the announcement, MWFF president Serge Losique deemed Ms. Adjani"an extraordinary artist, an actress who is equally at home in transformingherself into her films' profound and exceptional characters or playingseemingly light roles with an expert touch."

Despite thisyear's brouhaha, when changes in the festival's dates resulted in schedulingconflicts with festivals in Venice and Toronto, the MWFF has maintained itsappeal for international talent. Martin Scorsese accepted the honour at thisyear's event, Sophia Loren the year before that.

Among Adjani'smany noted screen roles are those in Francois Truffaut's L'Histoire d'AdeleH. (1975), RomanPolanski's The Tenant(1976), Andre Techine's The Bronte Sisters (1979), Andrzej Zulawski's Possession (1981), James Ivory's Quartet (1981), Luc Besson's Subway (1985), Bruno Nuytten's CamilleClaudel (1988), PatriceChereau's La Reine Margot (1994) and Jean-Paul Rappeneau's Bon Voyage (2003).

The dates for2004 event will revert to that of previous years: August 26 to September 6.