Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is set to be honoured for his career achievements at the upcoming Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland.
The 21 Grams director will be the special guest when the festivities kick off on 22 September (11) and he will be celebrated with a retrospective of his work.
He will also share his expert knowledge with budding filmmakers at an open masterclass on 1 October (11).
In a statement, event organisers say, "Inarritu produced, wrote and directed four consecutive masterpieces and with them clearly illustrated how to reach and deeply move a wide audience."
His other movies include Babel, Amores perros, and the critically-acclaimed Biutiful, which earned two Oscar nominations - Best Actor for Javier Bardem and Best Foreign Language Film - at this year's (11) ceremony.