The 38th Montreal World Film Festival will be dedicated to the memory of the late Colombian literary giant, who died earlier this month.

“I had the privilege of meeting this brilliant beacon of 20th century world literature on several occasions,” said MWFF president Serge Losique.

“His immense humanist talent, his powerful advocacy for South American cultures in general and magic realism in particular influenced not only his literary colleagues but numerous Latin American filmmakers whose work we have showcased over the years at the festival. And his influence has radiated across the globe.”

The 38th Montreal World Film Festival will run from August 21-September 1.