December 22, 2011 4:00am PT by Gregg Kilday
'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close' Director Stephen Daldry to Be Honored at Palm Springs Film Festival
Stephen Daldry will be honored as Director of the Year for his work on Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Awards Gala on Jan. 7 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
“Stephen Daldry has garnered international acclaim as a director, bringing his consummate skill to both the cinema and stage,” festival chairman Harold Matzner said. “In his latest work, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, he directs a virtuoso cast in the story of a young boy who, after losing his father on 9/11, goes on a quest to learn what an unusual key found in his father’s possessions may unlock. This journey then becomes a metaphor for the need of a child to maintain a close bond with a loved one who died tragically and too soon."
A three time Oscar nominee, Daldry also has directed Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader.
The festival itself runs Jan. 5-16.