Audrey Tautou stars in the title role of the French master’s final film, which will screen on May 27 and is based on François Mauriac’s 1920s novel of the same name.
Miller died at the age of 70 on Apr 4 after a long illness. He had just finished post-production on the film.
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“This film is the final piece in [Miller’s] immense body of work, to which the Festival de Cannes and the director’s many admirers will pay tribute,” the festival said in a statement.
“By dedicating the closing night to him, the Festival de Cannes, along with his family, friends, producers, and distributers, is very pleased to pay tribute to the memory of Claude Miller.”
Miller’s filmmaking career spanned 50 years and some 20 features including Garde à Vue, Deadly Circuit (Mortelle Randonnée), L’Effrontée and The Little Thief (La Petite Voleuse).
He won the grand jury prize at Cannes in 1998 for Class Trip (La Classe De Neige), revolving around a boy suffering from disturbing nightmares while on a school skiing trip.