Magazine article Screen International

Stockholm to Honour Claire Denis

Magazine article Screen International

Stockholm to Honour Claire Denis

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Bastards director first woman to receive Stockholm's lifetime achievement award.

French director Claire Denis is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 24th Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 6-17).

She will receive the Bronze Horse on Nov 7 following a screening of Bastards (Les Salauds), which played in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in May.

The prize has previously been awarded to directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Quentin Tarantino, David Cronenberg, David Lynch and Oliver Stone.

A statement from the Stockholm jury said: "Claire Denis refuses to close her eyes to the creative and destructive force unleashed by human weaknesses. A bold explorer of postcolonial Africa and the dark corners of modern society, who invites the audience to an exposed universe that is beautiful and raw. …

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