San Sebastian to honor David Cronenberg with Donostia Award

San Sebastian Film Festival Canadian directors and screenwriters will receive David Cronenberg With its prestigious Donostia Award in its 70th edition running from 16-24 September.

The filmmaker will receive the Career Achievement Award in a ceremony at the festival’s main Victoria Eugenia Theater on September 21, followed by a grand screening of the controversial Cannes 2022 Palme d’Or contender. future crimes,

The body horror thriller – starring Viggo Mortensen, Lee Seydoux and Kristen Stewart – prompted both a walk-out and a six-minute ovation from divided audiences at Cannes.

Cronenberg has attended San Sebastian only once in his career. Eastern promisesWhich was the opening film in 2007.

Past filmmakers to have received the Donostia Award include Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen, Oliver Stone, Agnes Varda, Hirokazu Koreda, and Costa-Gavras.

French actress Juliette Binoche will also be honored with the Donostia Prize this year.