French actress IsabelleAdjani will be the guest of honour and focus of a five-film retrospective atthe 2004 Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF). MWFF will present her with itsSpecial Grand Prix des Ameriques at a tribute evening on Friday 27 August. Thefestival runs from August 26 to September 6.

The five films in theretrospective will be Camille Claudel (Bruno Nuytten, 1988), L'Histoire d'Adele H. (Francois Truffaut, 1975), Adolphe (Benoit Jacquot, 2002), L'Ete Meurtrier (Jean Becker, 1983), and Mortelle Randonnee (Claude Miller, 1983).

Drawing comparisons withscreen idols such as Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Ingrid Bergman andKatherine Hepburn, MWFF president Serge Losique said in a statement,'Isabelle Adjani is an extraordinary artist, equally at home intransforming herself when playing profound and exceptional characters orseemingly light roles with an expert touch."

The festival also announcedthat Montreal-based publicity veteran David Novek has returned to take chargeof the festival's press office. Novek oversaw press relations at the event fromits inception in 1977 until 1992.