Visionary Award to go to Luc Besson

STOCKHOLM –Susan Sarandon and French helmer-producer Luc Besson are to be honored at the 20th Stockholm Film Festival, which runs Nov. 18-29. Sarandon will receive a lifetime achievement award, while the Visionary Award goes to Besson.

The fest will screen 175 films from 53 countries, including seven world preems. The event opens with Lee Daniels’ “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire” and closes with Jason Reitman’s “Up in the Air.”

Other pics set to screen are John Hillcoat’s “The Road,” Andrea Arnold’s “Fish Tank,” Tarik Saleh’s “Metropia,” Jaco van Dormael’s “Mr. Nobody,” Xavier Dolan’s “I Killed My Mother,” Cherien Dabis’ “Amreeka” and Giorgios Lanthimos’ “Dogtooth.”

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