David Cronenberg will receive the Donostia Award at the upcoming 70th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival (SIFF, September 16-24).
The award, the festival’s highest honour, will be presented at a ceremony on September 21 in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, followed by the screening of Crimes Of The Future.
The film, starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart premiered earlier this year in Cannes.
Cronenberg last attended San Sebastian in 2007 where he screened Eastern Promises in the Official Selection. His directing credits also include Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, M. Butterfly, A Dangerous Method, Spider and Crash which won the jury special prize at Cannes in 2022.
Previous recipients of the award include Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen, Oliver Stone, Agnès Varda, Hirokazu Koreeda, Costa-Gavras and, controversially, Johnny Depp in 2021.
French actress Juliette Binoche will also receive the Donostia Award this year.