The two-time Oscar-winning director Asghar Farhadi will be honored with the Stockholm Visionary Award this year at the 29th Stockholm International Film Festival in Sweden, the organizers announced last week.
The organizers called Farhadi “one of world cinema’s greatest masters” and added “He meticulously depicts contemporary issues in his films, and how these are reflected in close relationships.
“His stories subtly move between the sophisticated and the mysterious almost as naturally as they are inimitable.
“Asghar Farhadi has undeniably meant a lot to a new generation of Iranian filmmakers, as well as for film lovers across the world. It is therefore a great honor to present the 2018 Stockholm Visionary Award to Asghar Farhadi.”
Farhadi will be at the Stockholm International Film Festival, which will held from November 7 to 18, to promote his latest film “Everybody Knows” and to accept the Bronze Horse, world’s heaviest film prize that weighs 7.3 kilos.
He will also attend a review session on November 9 for his movie starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Earlier recipients of the Stockholm Visionary Award include Pablo Larraín, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Yorgos Lanthimos and Wes Anderson.