In 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.