Benigni, Moreau set for Cesar honors


PARIS -- Italian filmmaker Roberto Benigni will be honored Feb. 22 with an honorary award at the 33rd annual Cesar Ceremony, France's Academy of Film Arts and Sciences said Wednesday.

Benigni will receive the "Honorary Foreign Cesar" award, which last year went to actor Jude Law. The academy also will pay homage to French actress Jeanne Moreau with a special tribute celebrating her 60 years on the big screen.

All of the nominees for France's top film honors gathered Wednesday night for a special dinner at Paris' famed Fouquet's restaurant.