Author-director Charlie Kaufman is ready to be honored with the Sarajevo Movie Pageant’s profession achievement Honorary Coronary heart of Sarajevo Award throughout the competition’s upcoming twenty ninth version.
As a part of the award presentation, Sarajevo will host an open-air screening of the Kaufman-penned Adaptation, directed by Spike Jonze and starring Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton, and Jay Tavare.
From Sarajevo’s assertion saying the award, it seems Kaufman will attend in individual to obtain the award, but it surely stays unclear whether or not the filmmaker will take part in press interviews and to what extent he’ll focus on his work with the WGA strike ongoing.
WGA and SAG laws round appearances at festivals are difficult. The foundations forbid members from selling any work accomplished for a struck firm. Kaufman, who beforehand traveled to Sarajevo in 2008 along with his directorial debut Synecdoche, New York, picked up the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement at this 12 months’s WGA Awards, the place he gave a scorching speech because the guild ready to sq. off with the AMPTP in one other spherical of failed contract talks.
“They tricked us into pondering we are able to’t do it with out them,” he stated of the Studios. “However the reality is they can not do something of worth with out us.”
Kaufman’s writing profession started within the early Nineties with the cult sitcom Get A Life, and he spent a lot of the ‘90s working in comedy and sketch tv earlier than transitioning into movie. He was nominated for a Writers Guild Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award in 1999 for his Being John Malkovich screenplay.
His second collaboration with Michel Gondry, 2004’s Everlasting Sunshine of the Spotless Thoughts, received a Writers Guild Award and the Academy Award for Finest Unique Screenplay. In 2008, Kaufman received a second Impartial Spirit Award in directing for his post-modern psychological drama Synecdoche, New York. His most up-to-date function was the 2020 surrealist thriller I’m Pondering of Ending Issues, based mostly on the novel by Iain Reid.
“We’re thrilled that, after 15 years, we’re welcoming again to the Sarajevo Movie Pageant one of the important, world-renowned screenwriters and administrators and honor him for his work and dedication to the artwork of filmmaking,” stated Jovan Marjanović, Director of the Sarajevo Movie Pageant. “Charlie Kaufman is a rare filmmaker whose movies, although full of biting humor, compel us to ponder existential depths of the human expertise.”