Daniel Brühl to Receive Honorary President’s Award at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

It’s a presidential honor for Daniel Brühl.

The 46-year-old German-Spanish actor will receive the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s Honorary Presidents Award during this year’s edition, which runs from June 28 to July 6.

Daniel BruhlBrühl is among a list of honorees that includes Viggo Mortensen and Clive Owen.

Brühl, who will receive his honor later during the festival, will screen his directorial debut Next Door.

He has received various accolades, including three European Film Awards and three German Film Awards, along with nominations for two Golden Globe Awards and a BAFTA Award.

He received his first German Film Award for Best Actor for his roles in Das Weisse Rauschen (2001), Nichts Bereuen (2001) and Vaya con Dios (2002).

His starring role in the German film Good Bye, Lenin! (2003) received widespread recognition and critical acclaim, and garnered him the European Film Award for Best Actor and another German Film Award for Best Actor.[

The festival has also announced that Benicio del Toro will serve as the main protagonist of the 2024 festival trailer. Each year the festival produces a satirical ‘festival trailer’ that is screened during the opening ceremony. This year’s trailer was written and directed by long-time creator of KVIFF trailers Ivan Zachariáš.

“We filmed with Benicio del Toro in May in Berlin, where he took time out for us while shooting Wes Anderson’s new film. His first response was: ‘It’s a great idea, but we have to be quick.” said Zachariáš. “Benicio was a pro. He immediately understood what I wanted from him, and so we got most of the shots in one go. We were prepared in advance, we marked all the camera positions and lenses before the shoot, and in the end, Benicio himself was surprised at how we managed it all.”

British band Kosheen will perform as part of the opening concert of the 58th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The concert will be free for the public.

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