The Carrosse d’or goes to Aki Kaurismäki
by Fabien Lemercier
- This year at Cannes the Finnish filmmaker will receive the prize, which is awarded by the French Directors’ Association (SRF) every year
Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki will receive the Carrosse d’or, or Golden Coach, which is awarded by the French Directors’ Association (SRF) at the opening ceremony of the 48th Directors’ Fortnight, which will be held from 12 to 22 May 2016 as part of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Designed to reward a filmmaker for the pioneering quality 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 and Jia Zhangke.
(Translated from French)