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Scorsese to have several roles at Cannes

Director will give a master class in filmmaking and present a prize at fest
/ Source: The Associated Press

Martin Scorsese will be busy at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The Oscar-winning director (“The Departed”) will give a master class on moviemaking to students and film buffs May 24, the festival said Wednesday.

Scorsese will present a prize for the festival’s best film by a first-time director at the May 27 closing ceremony. Also at Cannes, he is to announce the creation of a new foundation “devoted to the preservation and restoration of the masterpieces of world cinema,” the festival said.

Scorsese, 64, won Cannes’ top prize with “Taxi Driver” in 1976.

The festival, which runs May 16-27, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.