Spanish film-maker [pictured] to receive Pardo alla carriera at this year’s edition.

Víctor Erice will attend this year’s Locarno Film Festival, which runs Aug 6-16.

The Spanish film-maker will receive the festival’s Pardo alla carriera and will be take part in a conversation with the festival’s audience, as well as be paid tribute to with a series of screenings.

Carlo Chatrian, Locarno’s artistic director, commented: “His films may be few in number, but are all extremely important in the context of modern cinema, and bear the hallmark of an independent and coherent filmmaker, who is able to give a very personal form to his stories, combining private and collective memory. He has one of those unique voices that the Festival del film Locarno has pledged to recognise and support.”

Erice’s three features to date are The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), El Sur (1983) and El Sol Del Membrillo (1992).