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MOSCOW – Actor, philanthropist and UNICEF Ambassador, Danny Glover will curate the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation Award at next month’s Sarajevo Film Festival.
Glover, known for his roles in the Lethal Weapon franchise, smaller independent roles and as a developer and producer of historically relevant films through his company Louveture Films, including 2012 Sundance grand jury prize winner The House I Live In, is the latest in a line of top international talents to choose a winner for the prestigious prize.
The award is named after the British actress who worked with directors that include Mike Leigh, Lars von Trier and Danis Tanovic – she appeared as a war reporter in his Oscar-winning No Man’s Land.
Cartlidge died aged 41 in 2002, but had already established a reputation for good taste, fearlessness (in her first professional role on stage in London she appeared naked) and knack for taking on projects by at the time little known directors.
The award aims to help “give new voices, new perspectives and visions a chance to be seen and heard” and the recipient is “a new cinematic voice whose work, in some way, embodies Katrin’s integrity of spirit and commitment to independent film,” the festival said Monday.
Now in its ninth year, previous star curators include Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling, Emily Watson, Mike Leigh and Stellan Skarsgard.
Last year’s winners were Syrian documentary filmmakers Diana El Jeiroudi and Orwa Nyrabia. Previous recipients include Juanita Wilson (2009) who went on to direct As If I’m Not There and Cary Fukunaga (2007) who has since directed Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre.
The 19th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival runs August 16-24 in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo.
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