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CANNES 2018 Directors’ Fortnight

Cannes’ Carrosse d’Or goes to Martin Scorsese


- On 9 May, the legendary US filmmaker will receive the prize handed out every year by the French Directors’ Association on the Croisette

Cannes’ Carrosse d’Or goes to Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese

US director Martin Scorsese will receive the Carrosse d’Or (also known as the Golden Coach), handed out by the French Directors’ Association (SRF), at the opening ceremony of the 50th Directors’ Fortnight, which will unspool from 9-19 May as part of the 71st Cannes Film Festival.

Hailing Scorsese as “an outstanding and inspiring filmmaker”, the SRF will organise a screening of Mean Streets on the afternoon of 9 May, to be followed by a conversation with the director, who in the course of his career has become a globally renowned leading light of the seventh art, from the Palme d’Or he won in 1976 with Taxi Driver to the Oscar for Best Director in 2007 with The Departed, via After Hours (Best Director Award at Cannes in 1986), Goodfellas (Silver Lion at Venice in 1990), Raging BullCasinoKundunThe Last Temptation of ChristThe AviatorShutter IslandThe Wolf of Wall Street and Hugo, to name just a few standout titles in a spectacular filmography that will soon be further enriched by The Irishman (in post-production). 

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Intended to reward a filmmaker chosen for the pioneering qualities of their films, their boldness and the rigour of their direction and production, the Carrosse d’Or (which was launched in 2002) has, in the past, been awarded to Jacques RozierClint EastwoodNanni MorettiOusmane SembeneDavid CronenbergAlain CavalierJim JarmuschNaomi KawaseAgnès VardaJafar PanahiNuri Bilge CeylanJane CampionAlain ResnaisJia ZhangkeAki Kaurismäki and Werner Herzog.

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(Translated from French)

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