Few filmmakers awarded France's highest award
Famous French actress Audrey Tautou included in a list of 526 was awarded the highest award of France — the Legion of honor. The actress, who became popular thanks to his roles in the films "Amelie", "Coco Chanel" and "the da Vinci Code", awarded the initial degree of knight of the order.
Also in knights built a popular Director Arnaud Desplechin, his latest film "Ghosts of Ishmael" is included in the competition program of the 70-th Cannes film festival.
The knights of the Legion of honor now number well-known French theater and film actress 60-70 years Anna Karina and Israeli Director Amos Gita. The oldest French filmmaker agnès Varda has received a high degree — Grand officer of the order. A commander of the order became writer, actor, playwright and widely known French writer Jean-Claude carrier.
Recall, the Legion of honor was established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 as the highest national award. The order has five classes. In the year they are awarded about 3 thousand people. Lists of members of the Order must be approved by the President of France. They are published three times a year: national day on 14 July, Easter and 1st of January.the award, Audrey Tautou, the Legion of honor