French filmmaker Claire Denis is set to receive the Bronze Horse trophy at the 2013 Stockholm Film Festival in Sweden.

Denis, who directed acclaimed movies Beau Travail and Chocolat, will be feted with the lifetime achievement accolade in November (13).

Members of the festival jury described Denis as a filmmaker who "refuses to close her eyes to the creative and destructive force unleashed by human weaknesses".

Previous recipients include Quentin Tarantino, David Cronenberg and Oliver Stone.