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Marion Cotillard will receive the Donostia Prize at the San Sebastian Festival

Marion Cotillard will be in honor of the opening night of the San Sebastian Film Festival. The French actress will receive the prestigious Donastia Award, rewarding her entire career on September 17.

Described as “the most international of French actresses”, Marion Cotillard will be hailed for leading her career on both sides of the Atlantic “with equal talent in drama, comedy and action roles alongside filmmakers such that Michael Mann, Christopher Nolan, Woody Allen, Steven Soderbergh, James Gray, the Dardenne brothers, Arnaud Desplechin, Nicole Garcia, Leos Carax and his companion, the director and actor Guillaume Canet ”, specifies the site of the event.

International and committed

“Her acclaimed interpretation of the famous singer Edith Piaf represents a before and after in her career, becoming the first French actress to win an Oscar for a performance in French”, recalls the festival, which also insists on her commitment to the environment.

“As a strong supporter for the protection of the environment, the actress is also the producer of Bigger Than Us, a documentary by Flore Vasseur (who also co-produced, with Denis Carot from Elzévir Films) giving a voice to young people involved in the change ”, detail the organizers, who add that the documentary will be screened“ on September 18 at the Eugenia Victoria theater “. Bigger Than Us, which was nominated at the Cannes Film Festival where it was premiered, will be released in France on September 22. Flore Vasseur filmed young people from different countries who are fighting “for human rights, the climate, freedom of expression, social justice, access to education or food”.

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