Quentin Tarantino to be Honored at the 5th Festival Lumière

June 24, 2013 | By Laura Pertuy

American director Quentin Tarantino will receive the Lumiere Award during the 5th Festival Lumière that will be held in Lyon next October 14-20, 2013. Former Lumiere Award recipients since the inception of this annual event in 2009 are Clint Eastwood, Milos Forman, Gerard Depardieu and Ken Loach.

Quentin Tarantino is particularly loved by the French public and his last movie Django Unchained has grossed $37.3 million in French theaters. A Festival Lumière press release said that the director will receive the 2013 Lumiere Award “for his entire film career, for his radiant passion for the cinema, for the tributes paid even within his films to the whole mythology of cinema (filmmakers, actresses, actors, musicians, etc…), and for the way he often exclaims, ‘Vive Le Cinema!’”

The most-popular Festival Lumière is organized by Lyon’s Institut Lumiere, which is headed by Bertrand Tavernier and Thierry Frémaux. Its program is made up almost entirely of theatrical screenings of movie re-runs, restorations and re-issues. Legendary Swedish cineaste Ingmar Bergman (“The Seventh Seal”), U.S. director Hal Ashby (“Harold and Maude,” “Being There”) and French filmmaker Henri Verneuil (“Guns for San Sebastian”) will also be honored at the festival which will also host the world’s first Classic Films Market.

More information @ Lumière 2013

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