Saraviejo, Bosnia And Herzegovina (4E) – Actor Gael Garcia Bernal will receive the Heart of Saravejo award at the Saravejo Film Festival in August.
Garcia Bernal will receive his award on the festival’s opening on August 15, where the critically acclaimed classic “Amores Perros” will serve as the opening film.
According to the festival’s press release, aside from being an honorary guest, Garcia Bernal will also meet with young filmmakers from Southeast Europe to mark the opening of the Sarajevo Talents, an initiative that has, over the years, ‘welcomed a variety of internationally acclaimed experts and film professionals willing to share their knowledge.’
The Heart of Saravejo award is given to “an individual for exceptional contribution to the affirmation and development of film and support in development of the Sarajevo Film Festival.”
Also receiving the honorary award are notable designer and filmmaker Agnes B., whose directorial debut “Je M’Appelle Hmmm” will serve as the second opening night film, and multi-awarded director Danis Tanovic (“No Man’s Land”), who will be honored on the festival’s closing ceremony on August 23.