The San Sebastian Film Festival celebrates Canadian director and screenwriter David Cronenberg with his prestigious Donostia Award during its 70th edition, taking place from September 16 to 24.
The filmmaker will receive the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony at the festival’s main Victoria Eugenia Theater on September 21, followed by a gala screening of the controversial Cannes 2022 Palme d’Or contender Crimes of the future†
The body-horror thriller — starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart — divided spectators in Cannes, leading to both walkouts and a six-minute ovation.
Cronenberg has only been to San Sebastian once in his career with oriental promiseswhich was the opening film in 2007.
Past filmmakers who have received the Donostia Award include Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen, Oliver Stone, Agnès Varda, Hirokazu Koreeda and Costa-Gavras.
French actress Juliette Binoche is also being honored with a Donostia Award this year.