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Jane Fonda to receive Lumiere Award

American activist Jane Fonda will receive this year's Lumiere Award in Lyon, France. The Oscar-winner has been selected for the prize in part for "her willingness to embody fierce independence from a young age [and] for the singular personality that has inspired her to choose powerful, politically-committed female characters," according to a report.

She is also a two-time Academy Award winner, two-time BAFTA Award winner, and four-time Golden Globe Award winner. Festival director Thierry Fremaux will present the Oscar winner with the prize. The largest international festival of classic cinema, the Lumiere Festival will take place from October 13 to October 21.