The French actor who starred in Jean Luc Godard’s Masculin Feminin is being honoured with the festival’s Pardo Alla Carriera.

French actor Jean-Pierre Leaud is to receive a Pardo Alla Carriera at this year’s Locarno Film Festival.

The iconic New Wave actor starred in Francois Truffaut’s Les Quatre Cents Coups and L’Amour En Fuite, amongst others. Perhaps his most famous role was in Jean Luc Godard’s Masulin Feminin for which he won the Silver Bear for Best Actor in Berlin in 1966.

The Locarno Film Festival, which unveiled its full line up yesterday (July 16) will run from August 6-16.