Peter Chan's China-set musical Perhaps Love and Robert Altman's A Prairie HomeCompanion bookend the49th San Francisco International Film Festival, which runs from Apr 20 to May4.

Ed Harris will receive the Peter J Owens Award in honour of a bodyof work that "exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity".

Werner Herzog will collect the Film Society Directing Award andlegendary screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, whose recent credits include Birth and the upcoming Goya's Ghosts, will receive the Kanbar Award forexcellence in Screenwriting.

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