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SARAJEVO 2019 Awards

Isabelle Huppert receives the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo

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- The French actress was handed the award in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the art of film

Isabelle Huppert receives the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo
Actress Isabelle Huppert clutching her Honorary Heart of Sarajevo

After Pawel Pawlikowski and Alejandro González Iñárritu received their Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Awards at the official opening ceremony of the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival, the city last night welcomed legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert. She picked up a further Honorary Award in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the art of film on the stage of the festival's flagship National Theatre.

Huppert is just one of many stars visiting Sarajevo this year. In addition to nearly all of the filmmakers from the competition programmes, the festival is hosting talent such as Gael García Bernal, who is on site to present his first feature as a director, Chicuarotes; Les Misérables [+see also:
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director Ladj Ly and actors Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti and Djibril Zonga; Stitches [+see also:
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interview: Miroslav Terzić
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director Miroslav Terzić and actress Snežana Bogdanović; and director Elia Suleiman with It Must Be Heaven [+see also:
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Lecturers at this year's edition of Talents Sarajevo include It Must Be Heaven DoP Sofian El Fani, Mexican production designer Eugenio Caballero (who won an Oscar for his work on Pan's Labyrinth [+see also:
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), Romanian director Cristi Puiu, Bosnian filmmaker Aida Begić, Sarajevo regular Béla Tarr, Serbian actor Uliks Fehmiu and Bosnian editor Redžinald Šimek.

The Sarajevo Film Festival is taking place until 23 August.

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