Good news for all Alfred Hitchcock
fans out there – his 1958 masterpiece Vertigo
will be shown in its restored form as part of Cannes Classics
But another great news is that Vertigo star, legendary Kim Novak
(who you probably also remember from titles like “Kiss Me, Stupid” and “Bell Book and Candle”), will be the Cannes Film Festival
‘s guest of honor next month.
Novak first attended the Festival in 1959 for the presentation of Middle of the Night by Delbert Mann, and this year – she’ll take part in the closing ceremony for the 66th Festival de Cannes where she will award one of the Prizes on Sunday 26 May 2013.
One thing is for sure – beside the above mentioned movies, Kim Novak’s greatest performance was surely as the disturbing heroine of Vertigo, Hitchock’s finest film, which he described as “a love story with a strange atmosphere.”
Of her role, Kim 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.”
Unwilling to accept the iron rule of the studios, she left Hollywood prematurely in order to devote herself to painting.
At the end of this report, let us just remind you that Cannes Classics’ complete lineup has yet to be unveiled, so make sure you stay tuned for more updates!