John Carpenter receives career award at Cannes Film Festival
John Carpenter, 71, master of horror cinema, will receive the "Carrosse d'or" on May 15 for being a "creator of raw, fantastic and out of the ordinary emotions. A key filmmaker between classic and genre cinema" , said that organization in a statement.
The French Society of Filmmakers was founded in 1968 and is responsible for organizing the Director's Fortnight, one of the parallel, non-competitive programs of the Cannes festival.
Created in 2002, the "Carrosse d'or" award is a reference to Jean Renoir's 1952 film of the same name (with the Portuguese translation of "Comedy and Life") and aims to distinguish "innovative qualities, boldness and intransigence. of a director's cinema ".
With a career of over 40 years, John Carpenter is director, producer, screenwriter and musician, responsible for horror and fantastic films such as "The City of the Damned", "The Fog", "The Bible of Satan", "Came from another world "and" Return from Evil ".