Magazine article Screen International

Miami Fest to Honour Lasse Hallstrom, Fernando Trueba

Magazine article Screen International

Miami Fest to Honour Lasse Hallstrom, Fernando Trueba

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The Swedish and Spanish masters will each receive career achievement tributes at the 30th Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), scheduled to take place from Mar 1-10.

This will mark the first time that festival organisers will honour two filmmakers.

Hallstrom's The Hypnotist [pictured], which is Sweden's official foreign language Oscar submission, and Trueba's The Artist And The Model will screen at the Florida event.

"Espectacular and så underbart!" said MIFF executive director Jaie Laplante. "It is without question the best possible year for us to honour Fernando and Lasse, in individual tributes."Both of these great filmmakers have made indelible impressions on our history, and continue to create new works that foretells their finest work is even yet still to come, as their new films are destined to be on dozens of ten-best lists in 2013.

"The immensely moving The Artist And The Model will mark the 10th appearance by Fernando Trueba at Miami International Film Festival, which is by far the most of any director in our 30-year history," added Laplante. …

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