Director James Ivory has been honoured for his lifetime's contribution to cinema. The A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries filmmaker was presented with the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) Trophee des Arts Award by actress Uma Thurman at a New York ceremony on Tuesday (27Nov07). The FIAF's president Marie-Monique Steckel says, "With this Trophee des Arts, the French community in New York celebrates the most Parisian of all New York filmmakers and salutes the 50th anniversary of James Ivory's first film." An exclusive preview of Ivory's next movie, The City of Your Final Destination, starring Anthony Hopkins and French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, was also screened during the star-studded gala.