Bertrand Tavernier honoured at the 42nd International Film Festival in Goa, 23 November 2011
Bertrand Tavernier honoured at the 42nd International Film Festival in Goa
23 November 2011
- Chief Minister of Goa, Mr Digambar Kamat, Indian actor, Mr Shahrukh Khan, French director and producer, Mr Bertrand Tavernier and Hon’ble Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Mrs Ambika Soni (L to R).
At the opening ceremony of the International Film Festival of India, veteran French director and producer Bertrand Tavernier received the prestigious "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his entire cinematographic portfolio. The award was presented by the Hon’ble Minister of Information and Broadcasting Mrs Ambika Soni and, one of the biggest stars of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan.
Last year, Bertrand Tavernier’s The Princess of Montpensier was screened during the closing ceremony of the festival. Revealing that he would consider the possibility of making a film in India, he said, "I just need to find the right subject. Maybe something based on Indo-French relations?"
The International Film Festival of India (IFFI), established in 1952, is organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) and the State of Goa.
Many French films, including Polisse by Maïween and The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius, are being screened during the Festival of Goa.
One of the most anticipated events is the premiere of the French film The Lady in the presence of its director Luc Besson and the actress Michelle Yeoh, during the closing ceremony, on 3 December.
The Lady , a biopic on the Burmese pro-democracy leader and Nobel laureate for Peace, Aung Sun Suu Kyi, will be released in India in a few weeks.