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‘George Lucas to Be Awarded Honorary Palme d’Or at Upcoming Cannes Film Festival’

George Lucas is set to be honored with the Honorary Palme d’Or at the upcoming 77th Cannes Film Festival. The prestigious event will take place from May 14 to 25, culminating in the presentation of this special award to the renowned filmmaker.

In a statement, the festival expressed their excitement in paying tribute to George Lucas, recognizing him as one of the greatest figures in contemporary cinema. They praised his exceptional career that blends entertainment and innovation, mythology and modernity, as well as cinephilia and technology.

Highlighting Lucas’ thematic approach in his work, the festival acknowledged his use of science fiction to critique societal surveillance, love as a tool to combat destiny and conventionality, and the manipulation of moral values to challenge the traditional notions of good and evil.

George Lucas himself shared his profound connection to the Festival de Cannes, recalling the significance of having his debut film, “THX-1138,” featured in the Directors’ Fortnight program. He expressed his surprise and gratitude for the special recognition, emphasizing the festival’s meaningful place in his heart throughout his career.

As the anticipation builds for the 77th Cannes Film Festival, the film industry eagerly awaits the tribute to George Lucas and the celebration of his impactful contributions to cinema.