French actress Catherine Deneuve will be honored by the upcoming Bangkok International Film Festival, the event announced recently. Deneuve will receive the festival's Golden Kinnaree Career Achievement Award for her "contribution to cinema" at a black tie gala on February 24. "We are extremely pleased to have Ms. Deneuve join us this year," said the festival's executive director Craig Prater in a statement. "Her impressive career brings a new level of excellence to the festival and her presence in Bangkok will surely be one of this year's highlights." BIFF takes place in the Thai capital February 17 - 27. [Brian Brooks]