The confirmation came as the festival unveiled its line up, which features more than 230 films from 55 countries. This year's festival will also be accompanied by a major push in f ilm m arket and co-production activities.
Stone will present his new film, W, and conduct a Masterclass. He will also receive an honorary Golden Alexander in recognition of his career. He joins previously confirmed guests Takeshi Kitano, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Terence Davies, Walter Salles, Theo Angelopoulos and Willem Dafoe.