Magazine article Screen International

Robert De Niro to Receive Sarajevo Honour

Magazine article Screen International

Robert De Niro to Receive Sarajevo Honour

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Robert De Niro will be presented with an honorary award for lifetime achievement at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival (Aug 12-20).

The two-time Academy Award-winning star of Raging Bull and Goodfellas will receive the Heart of Sarajevo prize at the festival's opening night, when he will present a screening of Martin Scorsese's 1976 film Taxi Driver.

The film, in which De Niro stars as a disillusioned Vietnam War veteran who takes a job as a New York cabbie, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. A recent 4k digital restoration of the film will be screened at the festival's 3,000 capacity Open Air venue.

Following the screening, De Niro will take part in an in conversation event at the National Theatre moderated by Protagonist Pictures CEO Mike Goodridge. …

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