23 Apr 2013

Novak to attend Cannes festival

2:22 pm on 23 April 2013

Actress Kim Novak, the star of Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece Vertigo, is to make a return to the red carpet at the Cannes film festival.

She will be guest of honour at a special screening to mark the restoration of the film regarded as Hitchcock's finest work.

Hitchcock once described Vertigo as "a love story with a strange atmosphere".

The festival is from 15-26 May and Novak, 80, will also take part in the closing ceremony, AFP reports.

Novak's other memorable cinema roles included Kiss Me, Stupid; Bell, Book and Candle; and Strangers When We Meet. She abandoned film in 1965 to devote herself to painting.