She received an Oscar in 2007 for “La Vie en Rose”. Marion Cotillard is now in the spotlight again.
San Sebastián (dpa) – French star actress Marion Cotillard will receive the “Donostia” award at this year’s San Sebastián Film Festival.
The 45-year-old Parisian laureate will receive the award for her career to date on September 17 at the Kursaal auditorium in the northern Spanish city, festival organizers said on Tuesday. In addition to Cotillard, Hollywood star Johnny Depp is also set to receive the “Donostia” according to an earlier festival announcement. The 58-year-old American is due to receive his award on September 22.
Cotillard “shone intensely in European and American productions and with equal talent in dramatic, comedic and action-packed roles,” said the reason for the award. She has worked with directors such as Michael Mann, Christopher Nolan, Woody Allen, Steven Soderbergh and James Gray, among others. She made her international breakthrough in 2007 with her portrayal of legendary singer Edith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose”, for which she received an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Bafta Award for best actress in 2008.
The 69th edition of the “Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián” will take place from September 17th to 25th. It is the most important film festival in Spain. Big names in the film industry such as Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis and Lana Turner were invited to the picturesque Atlantic town. Germany won the main prize, the “Golden Shell”, for the first and so far last time in 2003 with the thriller “Gunshot” by Dito Tsintsadze. The trophy takes its name from the shape of the bay on which the Basque metropolis is located.