PARIS – Spanish actress Penélope Cruz will receive a César of Honor on March 2, in Paris, at the 43rd annual awards ceremony in the world of French cinema, announced Monday the French Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques.

“A muse for great filmmakers, radiant Latin beauty, she is shocking from her first film role at the age of 16 in Jambon Jambon that immediately propels her among the great actresses in the making,” said the organizers of the César.

Penélope Cruz shot five films with the Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar: In the flesh, All about my mother, Broken embraces, Passengers lovers and Volver.

“Penélope Cruz has the ability to shine in both international productions and intimate films, whether in front of Ridley Scott’s camera, Rob Marshall, Keneth Branagh, Sergio Castellitto, Fernando Trueba or Asghar. Farhadi with whom she just finished Todos Lo Saben will be released in May, “adds the Academy of Arts and Techniques of Cinema.

The 43 th Caesar will be dedicated to French actress Jeanne Moreau, died in July 2017. The nominees will be announced Wednesday.

French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis will open the evening.