Sandra Gonzalez
April 12, 2011 AT 06:17 PM EDT

Director Bernardo Bertolucci will be awarded an honorary Palme d’Or during the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival, according to festival organizers. The director, whose films include 1970’s The Conformist and 1987’s The Last Emperor, will receive the award May 11.

Past honorees include Woody Allen and Clint Eastwood, who won in 2002 and 2009, respectively.

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