Director of "Halloween" and "Came from the Other World" is distinguished by the French Society of Film Directors with the "Carrosse d'or".
The American director John Carpenter will be distinguished in May by the French Society of Film Directors, within the framework of the Cannes Film Festival, was announced today.
71-year-old horror film master John Carpenter will receive the "Carrosse d'or" on May 15 for being a "creator of raw, fantastic and out of the ordinary emotions.A fundamental filmmaker between classic cinema and genre cinema" , the organization said in a statement.
The French Society of Filmmakers was founded in 1968 and is responsible for organizing the Directors' Fortnight, one of the parallel, noncompetitive programs of the Cannes Film Festival.
Created in 2002, the "Carrosse d'or" award is a reference to Jean Renoir's 1952 film, with a Portuguese translation of "Comedy and Life", and aims to distinguish "innovative qualities, audacity and intransigence of a filmmaker's cinema ".
With a career spanning over 40 years, John Carpenter is a director, producer, screenwriter and musician, responsible for horror and fantasy films such as "The City of the Damned", "New York 1997", "The Fog", "Christine: Car Killer, "" They Live, "" Satan's Bible, "" Came from the Other World, "and the mythical" Halloween. "
The Cannes Film Festival will run from 14 to 25 May in France and the full schedule will be known in mid-April.