The French Directors’ Guild will present Martin Scorsese with the honorary Carrosse d’Or (Golden Coach) Award at the 2018 Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes.
Scorsese will receive the award on May 9, the opening night of Directors’ Fortnight, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In its announcement, the guild said it was “proud to celebrate an outstanding and inspiring filmmaker.” The tribute will include a screening of Mean Streets, which Scorsese presented at Directors’ Fortnight in 1974, followed by a conversation with the filmmaker.
Launched in 2002 by the SRF, Carrosse d’Or recipients are chosen for “innovative qualities, courage and independent-mindedness of his or her work.”
Previous recipients include last year’s winner Werner Herzog, along with Jia Zhangke, Jane Campion, Jim Jarmusch, Clint Eastwood and Alain Resnais.
The Cannes Film Festival runs May 8-19.