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Mannheim to honour Olivier Assayas

Mannheim to honour Olivier Assayas

Clouds of Sils Maria director to receive Master of Cinema Award.

French director Olivier Assayas is to receive the Master of Cinema Award at this year’s Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival (Oct 9-24) following previous recipients such as Wim Wenders, Atom Egoyan and Zhang Yimou,

Festival director Michael Kötz said: “Assayas’ directorial work has an intelligent depth to it which make his films more captivating with every viewing. He has a unique and distinctive style that is all his own.”

Assayas has directed films including Carlos – Der Schakal, Irma Vep and Clouds of Sils Maria.

The award will be presented to Assayas on Oct 10 before a screening of his 2012 film Après MaiSomething in the Air.

World/international premieres

Kazakh filmmakers Ruslan Magomadov and Serik Abishev’s Once at an Orphanage will have its world premiere in the festival’s 22-title International Competition for the Grand Newcomer Award Mannheim-Heidelberg.

Iranian director Vahid Qazimirsaeid’s Road to Shahriyar

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