Last August, Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Vertigo rose to the No. 1 spot on the British Film Institute’s Sight & Sound survey of the so-called 50 Greatest Films Of All Time. Kim Novak, the star of that film, will be the Cannes Film Festival‘s guest of honor next month. Her presence will mark the restoration of Vertigo which will be screened as part of the Cannes Classics section. Novak will also be on hand for the closing ceremony on May 26 where she’ll hand out one of the prizes. The actress first attended the festival in 1959 for Delbert Mann’s Middle Of The Night, her only film ever in Competition. Hitchcock had three movies in Competition: 1956′s The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1953′s I Confess and 1946′s Notorious. In recent years, restorations of both The Ring and Psycho have played in Cannes Classics. The festival starts on May 15.
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