Faye Dunaway will be feted at France's Lumiere Film Festival in October (14).

The actress will be the guest of honour at the event's opening ceremony in Lyon, France on 13 October (14).

Her breakthrough role in Bonnie and Clyde landed her an Oscar nomination, and a restored version of the 1967 film will be screened as part of the tribute.

Dunaway says, "I am greatly moved by this invitation. I am very honoured to be invited to Lyon for this festival dedicated to film lovers."

Organisers have honoured the actress in recognition of the "immense contribution she has made to the emergence of the independent American films of the sixties and seventies, and the contribution is of the highest calibre... Her personality, her life's work, and her level of commitment define her as a Hollywood cinema legend."

Directors Quentin Tarantino and Jean-Paul Belmondo were feted last year (13).

The film festival, which focuses on classic movies, will run from the 13 to 19 October (14).