Revered moviemaker Arthur Penn is to receive the highest honour at next year’s Berlin Film Festival for his life’s work.
The Bonnie + Clyde director, 84, will be presented with the Golden Bear Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 10-day film event in February (07).
Festival director Dieter Kosslick insists Penn deserves the top film prize for helping to reshape Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s.
In a statement, Kosslick writes, “Arthur Penn’s films of the 1960s and early 1970s reanimated the crisis-ridden American cinema. He is a great director.”
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