Quentin Tarantino to Receive Lumiere Film Festival Award

Quentin Tarantino

The director will be honored at the classic film festival, organized by Cannes fest director Thierry Fremaux in October.

PARIS -- Quentin Tarantino will receive the Lumiere Award at this year’s Lumiere film festival on Oct. 18, organizers said Thursday.

Tarantino will be honored for “radiant passion for cinema” with a tribute to his film career.

“Although worldwide audiences know his films by heart, Tarantino, who is just coming off a great success with Django Unchained, remains a filmmaker whose work is personal, unique, brilliant and mysterious,” organizers said. The Lumiere Award is given out based on career achievement, recognition and admiration.

Headed by Cannes film festival director Thierry Fremaux in his hometown of Lyon each fall, the Lumiere festival will be celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and once again focus on classic films.

Tarantino, who won Cannes’ Palme d’Or for Pulp Fiction in 1994, will be recognized for what the organization called “standards of international cinephilia,” including: Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.

Tarantino follows past recipients Clint Eastwood, Milos Forman, Gerard Depardieu and Ken Loach.