Stockholm Dedicates Film Festival to Lauren Bacall

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The Swedish city is set to dedicate its 25th festival to the screen icon

The 2014 edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival will be dedicated to Lauren Bacall. The festival honored Bacall with the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award back in 2000.

At the time, Bacall came to the festival to receive her award, telling reporters at a press conference “If you want to be an actor, learn how to act then maybe you can be a star. If you want to be a star, that’s your aim, then you will never be an actor. And you may also never be a star.” She spent a week at the festival, leaving an undeniable impression on the many people that she met there.

The actress, who achieved notoriety after her 1944 film To Have and Have Not, rejected being called a legend, saying that she would rather focus on the present and on the future.

Past recipients of the Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award include Jean-Luc Godard, Roman Polanski, David Lynch, Dennis Hopper, Gena Rowlands, Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone.

The 25th Stockholm International Film Festival will take place Nov. 5-16.

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