Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura will be honoured with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award and an eight-film retrospective at IFFI.
Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura, who received the Golden Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival for Deprisa Deprisa, along with two Silver Bears for La caza and Peppermint Frappe, a BAFTA for Carmen and three awards at Cannes, among several others, will be honoured with the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award and an eight-film retrospective at IFFI.
The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, L Murugan in New Delhi. The international section is an important and focused area of this time, and more than 180 films have been selected to screen at the festival. The Minister informed that a children’s film package, suggested by UNICEF, has been introduced for the first time in IFFI, and which would include the screening of about seven films.