Actress Angela Molina will be the recipient of a tribute at next month's fifth annual Spanish Film Festival of Malaga (April 26-May 4).

Molina will be given the first-ever Malaga Award (Premio Malaga) in recognition of an "outstanding career in Spanish cinema." Molina, 56, is one of the best known Spanish actresses of her generation and continues a prolific career in both film and television.

Though she made her first film in 1975, her starring role in Luis Bunuel's 1977 That Obscure Object Of Desire (Cet Obscur Objet Du Desir) launched her international career. More recently she starred in Pedro Almodovar's Live Flesh (Carne Tremula) and Ramon Salazar's Stones (Piedras), which screened in competition at last month's Berlin Film Festival. She will be seen next in Franco Zeffirelli's Callas Forever.

Malaga is also set to pay tribute this year to director and producer Jose Luis Cuerda (Butterfly) and actor Adolfo Marsillach, who recently passed away. Film editor Jose Salcedo, frequent collaborator with Pedro Almodovar, will be given the festival's Ricardo Franco Award.