Kim Novak, iconic actress of the Golden Era of Hollywood's great classic movies, will be a honorary invited guest of this year's 66th Cannes Film Festival (www.festival-cannes.fr) which will take place May 15th-26th in Cannes, France. Novak will be attending the screening of Alfred Hitchcock classic film 'Vertigo', (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052357/) which will be shown in its newly restored format as part of the Cannes Classics section of the Festival.
Vertigo was considered one of Kim Novak's greatest performances as the disturbed heroine, of which Hitchcock described himself as a 'love story with a strange atmosphere' -
On her role in Hitchcock's Vertigo – Novak said -
“What was interesting was that the scene reflected what I was going through at the time: it was the story of a woman who was forced to be someone she wasn’t.”
Circumstances being that as a result of which Novak was unwilling to accept the iron rule of the studios, which at that particular time did not allow any room for flexibility, and took the decision to retire from Hollywood prematurely in order to devote herself to painting and other activities, away from the Hollywood scene.
Also, Novak will be participating and gracing the closing ceremony of the 66th Film Festival de Cannes on Sunday 26th May 2013, where she will be awarding one of the prizes to one lucky entrant.
Kim Novak, first attended the Cannes Film Festival in 1959, for the presentation of the 'Middle of the Night' a film by Delbert Mann (Palme d'or 1955) for 'Marty'. Other noted roles included the prostitute with a big heart in 'Kiss Me, Stupid' by Billy Wilder, the witch in Richards Quine's 'Bells Book and Candle' and the adulteress in another Quine film 'Strangers When We Meet'
For further information on this year's lineup at the Cannes Film Festival see
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