Award ceremony to take place during the Frankfurt StoryDrive conference as part of Frankfurt Book Fair, which runs Oct 10-14.
British director Stephen Daldry will be honoured with the Frankfurt Book Fair’s prize for best international film adaptation, due to his successful adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
The €10,000 prize will be presented to Daldry at the Hessian Film Award gala on Oct 12, and he will then participate in an exclusive interview session at the Frankfurt StoryDrive conference, taking place Oct 11-12, which will focus on literary adaptations along with changes in the media landscape.
Daldry’s previous adaptations include the award-winning The Reader and Virginia Woolf’s The Hours.
Frankfurt Book Fair director Juergen Boos commented: “Given its complexity and narrative density, Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel hardly seems adaptable to the screen. Through his very unique interpretation and abridgement, Stephen Daldry has managed to create his very own masterpiece, rather than a traditional literary adaptation”.
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