Cannes’ Carrosse d’Or goes to Martin Scorsese
by Fabien Lemercier
- On 9 May, the legendary US filmmaker will receive the prize handed out every year by the French Directors’ Association on the Croisette
US director Martin Scorsese will receive the Carrosse d’Or (also known as the Golden Coach), handed out by the French Directors’ Association (SRF), at the opening ceremony of the 50th Directors’ Fortnight, which will unspool from 9-19 May as part of the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
Hailing Scorsese as “an outstanding and inspiring filmmaker”, the SRF will organise a screening of Mean Streets on the afternoon of 9 May, to be followed by a conversation with the director, who in the course of his career has become a globally renowned leading light of the seventh art, from the Palme d’Or he won in 1976 with Taxi Driver to the Oscar for Best Director in 2007 with The Departed, via After Hours (Best Director Award at Cannes in 1986), Goodfellas (Silver Lion at Venice in 1990), Raging Bull, Casino, Kundun, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Aviator, Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street and Hugo, to name just a few standout titles in a spectacular filmography that will soon be further enriched by The Irishman (in post-production).
Intended to reward a filmmaker chosen for the pioneering qualities of their films, their boldness and the rigour of their direction and production, the Carrosse d’Or (which was launched in 2002) has, in the past, been awarded to Jacques Rozier, Clint Eastwood, Nanni Moretti, Ousmane Sembene, David Cronenberg, Alain Cavalier, Jim Jarmusch, Naomi Kawase, Agnès Varda, Jafar Panahi, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Jane Campion, Alain Resnais, Jia Zhangke, Aki Kaurismäki and Werner Herzog.
(Translated from French)
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