PARIS — The Cannes Film Festival will host a tribute to Prince, the music legend who died Thursday, a festival spokesperson confirmed to Variety.
Details on the homage will be unveiled by the festival in the coming days, said the rep.
Prince, a pop culture icon whose legacy spans nearly every field of entertainment, contributed to a number of movie and TV shows soundtracks, notably Tim Burton’s “Batman,” Spike Lee’s “Girl 6” and even “Happy Feet.”
Like David Bowie, who died in January, Prince was revered in France. His death has provoked much sadness and shock expressed all over social media, TV and print outlets. His film “Under the Cherry Moon” was filmed on the French Riviera at La Victorine Studios in Nice.