French actress Isabelle Huppert will receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival, organisers said on Thursday.
“Over the course of her five-decade career she collaborated with celebrated directors such as Michael Haneke, Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Otto Preminger, Bertrand Tavernier, Bertrand Blier, Claire Denis and Paul Verhoeven,” their press release said, adding that she won critical and popular acclaim for memorable roles in films ‘The piano teacher’, ‘White material’, ‘Elle’, ‘Greta’ and many others.
The award will be handed to Huppert on August 18 at the Raiffeisen Open Air Cinema, and she will hold a masterclass on the same day, at 18:00 in the Meeting Point Cinema.
“Isabelle Huppert is an Officer of the National Order of Merit of the Legion of Honor, and an Officer of the National Order of Merit and Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters. She was the President of the Jury for the 62nd Cannes Film Festival," organisers said.