Wes Anderson Gets Eleanor Rigby Award

wesanderson Wes Anderson Gets Eleanor Rigby AwardIn Sweden, the land that brought you Ingmar Bergman’s Smiles of a Summer Night, Wes Anderson is doing a great public service.Via AP:

Wes Anderson will be awarded the Stockholm film festival’s Visionary Award for his humane and humorous portrayals of lonely people.

Anderson — director of offbeat comedies "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" — has created "unique and stylized universes inhabited by characters searching for something to search for," the prize citation said.

"Through his visionary filmmaking, Anderson has given a modern face to the classic auteur," organizers also said Wednesday.

The award will be presented during the Nov. 15-25 Stockholm Film Festival.