British director/producer John Boorman is to receive a top honour at Italy's Turin Film Festival next month (Dec10), celebrating his contribution to contemporary cinema.
The Oscar-nominee will be the guest of honour at the 28th annual Turin Film Festival's award ceremony on 1 December (10), when he will be presented with the Gran Premio Torino (Torino Grand Prix).
The award is handed out to filmmakers who "have promoted the renewal of the film language, the creation of new aesthetic models and the popularisation of the most important trends in contemporary cinema".
Boorman, 77, will also be on hand for a special presentation of his 1972 classic, Deliverance.
The Turin Film Festival will run from 26 November to 4 December (10).