The French composer will be honoured at the World Soundtrack Awards which take place October 25th as part of the Gent Film Festival.

French composer Francis Lai is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th World Soundtrack Awards which take place during the 41st Gent Film Festival, which will this year focus on France.

Born in Nice in 1932, Lai’s composing credits include Claude Lelouch’s Oscar winning A man And A Woman (1966). Lai went on to collaborate with Lelouch on numerous films. In 1970 Lai scored his biggest international hit with the soundtrack to Love Story.

A selection of his work will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic and conducted by Dirk Brossé at the World Soundtrack Awards, which take place on October 25 in the Belgium city of Gent.

Confirmed central guests and performers at the World Soundtrack Awards are American composer Cliff Martinez (Drive, Only God Forgives, Contagion and Spring Breakers) and 2013 WSA Discovery Award winner Dan Romer (Beasts of the Southern Wild).