This year’s Cannes Film Festival will close with Therese D — the last film directed by the late Claude Miller.
Miller, a protégé of the brilliant François Truffaut, was a Cannes favorite. His 2003 Little Lili and 1998 La classe de neige were nominated for the Palme d’Or. La classe de neige won a Jury Prize.
“By dedicating the closing night to him, the Festival de Cannes, along with his family, friends, producers, and distributors, is very pleased to pay tribute to the memory of Claude Miller,” festival organizers said.
Therese D — based on François Mauriac’s novel Therese Desqueyroux — stars the French actress Audrey Tautou as Therese, a woman who, stuck in a loveless marriage, poisons her husband, but doesn’t manage to kill him.
Tautou is best known for her role in the French film, Amélie, and for playing Sophie Neveu opposite Tom Hanks in The Da Vinci Code.
Cannes runs from May 16 to May 27.