Luca Guadagnino receives the Sundance Film Festival International Icon Award 2023

Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino will be honored with the International Icon award at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker will be presented with the award on the opening night of the film festival on January 19, in Park City, Utah.

The award recognizes “an international director who has created exceptional cinematic universes and has had a lasting impact on filmmaking, most notably through his commitment to storytelling and creative vision.” steady”.

As well as his 2017 film, starring Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer, Guadagnino is also known for works including Suspiria, A Bigger Splash and I Am Love.

His most recent film, Bones And All, a cannibal teen romance, also starring Chalamet and Taylor Russell, premiered earlier this year at the Venice Film Festival.

The director has deep roots in the Sundance community more than a decade ago, making his festival debut in 2010 with I Am Love.

He has won and been nominated for several awards, including the Venice Film Festival, the Golden Lion BAFTA Award for Best Director, and the Nastro d’Argento for Best Director.

“For me, Sundance has always been like home; I’ve been to the festival four times,” Guadagnino said.


Guadagnino directed Timothee Chalamet in both Call Me By Your Name and Bones And All (PA)

“I especially remember how warmly the festival received Call Me By Your Name and how it changed my life.

“I couldn’t be more delighted to be honored with this award.”

“Luca Guadagnino is a true visionary of cinema and we are delighted to honor him with this special award,” said Joana Vicente, executive director of the Sundance Institute.

Whether writing, directing or producing, he has had an undeniable impact, not only on the Sundance Film Festival community, but the film industry at large with his ability to tell stories. his uniqueness.”

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The 2023 Sundance Film Festival will be live January 19-29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Utah. Luca Guadagnino receives the Sundance Film Festival International Icon Award 2023

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