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Toronto, Sep 6 (Canadian-Media): Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has named Claire Denis as recipient of the fifth annual 2018 Roger Ebert Golden Thumb Award, media reports said.
Denis, the French Master TORONTO -- the award-winning creator of Beau travail, 35 Shots of Rum, Nenette and Boni, Chocolat, and this year’s High Life, to be premiered at 2018 TIFF-- would be honored in an intimate reception, on Monday, September 10 at TIFF, attended by friends, filmmakers, and industry professionals to acknowledge the French director’s remarkable career achievements.
Claire Denis. Image credit: Twitter handle of TIFF
“It is an honour to celebrate Claire Denis with the Roger Ebert Golden Thumb Award,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director at TIFF. “Claire’s passion and expertise reflect industry excellence as she continues to reinvent her perspective in cinema.” The Roger Ebert Golden Thumb Award was designed to celebrate a remarkable filmmaker who reflects renowned film critic Roger Ebert’s taste and passion for cinema.
The awards event, hosted by TIFF and the Ebert family, would celebrate cinema to bring the film community together during the Festival.
Denis joins previous recipients Martin Scorsese, Ava DuVernay, Agnès Varda, and Wim Wenders in an impressive list of honourees.
TIFF, an international leader in film culture, is a charitable cultural organization with a mission to transform the way people see the world through film. TIFF projects include the annual TIFF celebration be held from Sept 6 - Sept 16.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)