Film director Martin Scorsese will receive this year a special prize at the Cannes film festival. The globe in paris offers d’or, a statue of a small golden carriage, will be awarded on the opening night on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the section Quinzaine des Realisateurs.
Scorsese will be a special screening attend his film Mean Streets, which, in 1974, in the selection turned. The prize was established in 2002 established in order to innovative directors in the limelight. Previously, the price to Clint Eastwood, David Cronenberg, Jane Campion, and Werner Herzog.
The Quinzaine is a separate program that the French filmmakers started during the Cannes film festival in protest over the then-in their eyes, conservative character of the Golden Palm competition. Several Dutch were the last years included in the selection, such as Nanouk Leopold and Urszula Antoniak.