Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, rewarded with the honorary prize at the Sarajevo Festival


Alejandro González Iñárritu, the four-time Oscar-winning Mexican moviemaker, will be rewarded with the Heart of Sarajevo honorary trophy at the festival that will take place between August 16th and 23rd, where he will hold a masterclass.

Iñárritu will be in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the 25th edition of the festival to receive the distinction that recognizes the “exceptional contribution to cinematographic art.”

According to the organizers, the Mexican director is “one of the most celebrated filmmakers today, known for the disturbing international stories about the human condition.”

“His films are characterized by a unique style and captivate and delights audiences and critics around the world,” said festival director Mirsad Purivatra.

Iñárritu, born on 15 August 1963 in Ciudad de Mexico, debuted with “Amores Perros” (2000), presented in Cannes in the Semaine de la Critique section, and became the first Mexican filmmaker nominated as a director and producer at the American Academy Awards.

He was rewarded with four Oscar trophies for “Birdman” (2015) and “The Revenant” (2015).

Alejandro González Iñárritu was the president of the international jury at the Cannes Film Festival this year, becoming the first Mexican moviemaker in the history of the event.


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