Osian to honor Sen, Lacaba


NEW DELHI -- The 2008 Osian's Cinefan festival of Asian and Arab cinema said Wednesday that it will honor veteran Indian filmmaker Mrinal Sen and Filipino author Jose F. Lacaba with lifetime achievement awards and give each $20,000 in cash.

Hailed as one of the pioneers of the new cinema movement in India since his 1955 debut, "Raatbhor" ("The Dawn"), Sen's latest film was 2002's "Amar Bhuban" (This, My Land).