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SARAJEVO 2022

Ruben Östlund, Paul Schrader and Jesse Eisenberg to receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award

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- In recognition of their outstanding contribution to the art of film, the Swedish and US directors and the US actor-director will pick up the gong at the gathering

Ruben Östlund, Paul Schrader and Jesse Eisenberg to receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award
Director Ruben Östlund (© Sina Östlund), director Paul Schrader (© Montclair Film Festival) and actor-director Jesse Eisenberg (© Gage Skidmore)

The Sarajevo Film Festival’s Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Awards will be given to Swedish director and screenwriter Ruben Östlund, US director and screenwriter Paul Schrader, and US actor and director Jesse Eisenberg

The first award will be presented on 12 August at the festival's opening ceremony, before the screening of his latest film Triangle of Sadness [+see also:
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interview: Ruben Östlund
interview: Ruben Östlund
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, winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes. The second one will be presented on 13 August, before the special screening of The Card Counter [+see also:
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, starring Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish. And the third one will be presented on 15 August, ahead of a special screening of Eisenberg’s directorial feature debut When You Finish Saving the World.

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During the festival, Paul Schrader will also hold a master class at 11 am on 13 August, officially opening this year's Talents Sarajevo programme of master classes.

Östlund was born in 1974. Beginning with his second feature film, Involuntary [+see also:
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interview: Erik Hemmendorff
interview: Ruben Östlund
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, which premiered as part of the Un Certain Regard programme, all of Östlund's films were screened in Cannes. He won the Golden Bear in Berlin with the short film Incident by a Bank. Östlund's third feature film, Play [+see also:
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interview: Ruben Östlund
interview: Ruben Ostlund
film profile
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, received a nomination for the European Parliament's LUX Award. His fourth feature film, Force Majeure [+see also:
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, premiered as part of Cannes' Un Certain Regard, where he won the Jury Award. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award and was shortlisted for the Oscar Award. Östlund's fifth feature film, The Square [+see also:
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interview: Ruben Östlund
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, won the Palme d 'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Schrader was born in 1946. He has written and directed over 30 films, including four collaborations with Martin Scorsese, the first of which, Taxi Driver, won the Palme d'Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival. In 1978, he directed his first film, Blue Collar, based on a screenplay he co-wrote with his brother. Later that same year, Schrader wrote and directed Hardcore, followed by American Gigolo, Cat People, Mishima and Affliction. In 2019, Schrader was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for First Reformed, which he also directed.

Eisenberg was born on 1983. His film credits include The Squid and the Whale, The Social Network, Now You See Me, Night Moves and Batman v. Superman, as well as European titles such as The Double [+see also:
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, Louder than Bombs [+see also:
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and Vivarium [+see also:
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. Eisenberg’s directorial debut and an A24 title When You Finish Saving the World, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival to glowing reviews and screened as a part of Critics' Week at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival

The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival will be held from 12-19 August.

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