John Malkovich will receive a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the 44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 3–11).
Malkovich will be at the festival to present his directorial debut The Dancer Upstairs (2002) and Rebecca Cammisa’s documentary Which Way Home (2009), which he executive produced.
In 1998 Malkovich founded Mr. Mudd productions with partners Lianne Halfon and Russ Smith. The company’s first production, Terry Zwigoff’s Ghost World, screened in competition at Karlovy Vary in 2001. Other Mr. Mudd productions include The Libertine, Art School Confidential, and Oscar-winner Juno.
Czech animator Jan Svankmajer, American writer-director Alan Rudolph, and French film-maker Patrice Chéreau will also be honoured at Karlovy Vary.