P.T. Anderson awarded top Fipresci prize

Director honored for 'There Will Be Blood'

MADRID -- Director Paul Thomas Anderson will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix for best film of the year, voted by international critics, at the 56th San Sebastian International Film Festival for "There Will Be Blood."

The director of "Boogie Nights" (1997), "Magnolia" (1999) and "Punch-Drunk Love" (2002) will collect the award at the opening gala on Sept. 18.

"The choice was extremely clear for the 242 members of the International Federation of Film Critics who voted," Fipresci officials said.