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Cate Blanchett is set to receive the British Film Institute’s highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, at this year’s London Film Festival.
Blanchett’s Carol, which premiered at Cannes, is already set to get a gala screening at the London Film Festival. Her other awards hopeful, Truth, co-starring Robert Redford, will also get a London Film Festival screening, following the presentation of her Fellowship honor. Based on a true story, Truth centers on Dan Rather‘s (Redford) controversial CBS News report about how George W. Bush avoided fighting in the Vietnam War.
“Cate Blanchett is a compelling and brave actress whose mesmerizing screen presence has captivated audiences since her earliest roles,” said BFI chairman Greg Dyke. “We are absolutely delighted to honor her extraordinary talents with a BFI Fellowship at this year’s LFF awards.”
The London Film Festival is set to run Oct. 7-18.
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