Marion Cotillard in the spotlight of the Spanish festival of San Sebastian

The actress will be rewarded there for the whole of her career of the Donostia Prize, also awarded this year to the American star Johnny Depp.

It will make the opening ceremony shine. French actress Marion Cotillard will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on September 17 at the 69e edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain. “One of the most international contemporary French actresses“, It will thus be awarded a Donostia prize, the festival organizers announced in a press release on Tuesday.

The festival organizers justified their choice by the fact that Marion Cotillard “Shone intensely in European and American productions, playing dramatic, comedic and action roles with equal talent”. The 45-year-old actress rose to world renown with her portrayal of Edith Piaf in the film The kid (2007), which earned him a shower of trophies – Oscar, Golden Globe, Bafta and Caesar – and Hollywood interest. Since then, Marion Cotillard has appeared in numerous blockbusters, from Public Enemyby Michael Mann, in 2009, at Just the end of the world, by Xavier Dolan. The actress has also collaborated with Christopher Nolan, Woody Allen, Steven Soderbergh or Robert Zemeckis. His latest film, Annette , directed by Leos Carax, opened the Cannes Film Festival in July.

Johnny Depp co-recipient

This year, the Donostia Prize will also be presented to an actor, Hollywood star Johnny Depp. The interpreter of the facetious Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean and long-time collaborator of fantastic filmmaker Tim Burton will also be honored for his lifetime. This choice had nevertheless sparked some controversy, Johnny Depp having been at the center of a recent lawsuit against the British tabloid The Sun, who accused him of having been an abusive husband towards his ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor lost the lawsuit, which resulted in him tarnishing his reputation and seeing him ostracized from several ongoing productions, such as the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbeanand the rest of Fantastic Beasts .

The Donostia Prize, from the Basque name of the seaside town of San Sebastián in northern Spain, was awarded for the first time in 1986. In the past, it has been awarded to Meryl Streep, Richard Gere and Robert De Niro. Originally created to reward films in the Spanish language, the San Sebastian International Film Festival has for several years become a new unmissable event in the world of cinema. His 69e edition will take place from September 17 to 25.


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