American actress Patricia Arquette will be honored by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for her leadership role in the world of cinema and “the positive impact” she has had on other women during her career.
The Canadian exhibition indicated this Wednesday that Arquette, 55 years old and winner of an Oscar in 2015 for Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood, will be the last person to be honored in this year’s edition, which begins on Thursday.
TIFF had already announced tributes to directors Pedro Almodóvar (Spain), Carolina Markowicz (Brazil), Lukasz Zal (Poland), Spike Lee (United States) and Shawn Levy (Canada), as well as actors Colman Domingo, Vicky Krieps and Andy Lau.
Almodóvar, 73 years old and winner of two Oscars for All About My Mother and Talk to Her, will be awarded the Jeff Skoll Impact Media Award on September 10 by TIFF in recognition for being “one of the world’s leading filmmakers.”
TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey said that “it is truly exciting to recognize Pedro Almodóvar” with an award that honors outstanding filmmakers who bring together social impact and cinema.
The 48th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival will take place from September 7 to 17. During the exhibition, more than 200 films from around the world will be screened.