US actress Sigourney Weaver will receive the Donostia Prize at the 64th San Sebastián International Film Festival, which opens on September 19. Weaver will attend the festival for the premiere of her new movie A Monster Calls, directed by Spain's Juan Antonio Bayona.
The career achievement award will be presented to the actress at a gala on September 21 in the Kursaal auditorium. The cast of the film, which is not competing at the festival, includes Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall and Liam Neeson.
A Monster Calls is based on the Patrick Ness novel of the same name, which won the United Kingdom’s Carnegie and Greenaway Medals for distinguished children’s books. Ness, who also wrote the movie’s script, tells the story of Conor, a 12-year-old boy trying to confront the illness of his mother with the help of monster that visits him at night. A Monster Calls is Bayona's third feature film, and the final installment in his trilogy of poignant stories centering on the strength of the mother-child bond.
English version by Allison Light.