Marion Cotillard and Quentin Tarantino (pictured) have been added to the honours roster at the upcoming 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF).
Cotillard, who won the 2008 best actress Oscar for La Vie En Rose and starred this year in Nine and Public Enemies, will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award. She will next be seen in the French production of Karim Dridi’s Le Dernier Vol (The Last Flight).
Tarantino, an awards contender this season for writing and directing Inglourious Basterds, will collect the Sonny Bono Visionary Award, named after the festival’s founder.
“Following a distinguished career in French cinema, Marion Cotillard has firmly established herself as a major actress in American films,” festival chairman Harold Matzner said. “Her performance in Rob Marshall’s Nine is nothing short of breathtaking.
“Quentin Tarantino is one of the most gifted, iconoclastic film-makers of his generation, and with Inglourious Basterds, he’s created a hugely entertaining, revisionist take on history as it might have been.”
The festival runs from January 5-18, 2010.