Magazine article Screen International

Casey Affleck to Be Honoured at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Casey Affleck to Be Honoured at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

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Oscar-winning actor to receive award and introduce new David Lowery film.

Casey Affleck will receive the festival president's award at this year's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 30 - July 8).

The actor, who won an Oscar for Manchester By The Sea this year, will also introduce the cinematic poem A Ghost Story at the Czech Republic-based event, together with writer/director David Lowery.

The festival president's award is given to actors, directors, and producers who have contributed to the development of contemporary world cinema.

KVIFF President Jirí Bartoska said: "We regard Casey Affleck as one of the most intriguing actors in contemporary American film and are honored to welcome the filmmakers during the presentation of A Ghost Story. …

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