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Peter Greenaway to receive visionary award at Stockholm Film Festival

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Oct 22, 2013 | 1:02pm EDT

British director Peter Greenaway will be the guest of honour at the Stockholm Film Festival in Sweden next month (Nov13) when he is feted with a top prize. The Draughtsman's Contract moviemaker, who famously declared "cinema is dead" in 2002, has been chosen to receive the event's 2013 visionary award by festival jury members, who have hailed him for challenging "the spectator like a true modern visionary" and creating "a new cinematic language by questioning traditional notions of artistic expression". Greenaway will be presented with the bronze horse statuette in Stockholm on 8 November (13). Previous honourees have included Gus Van Sant and Wes Anderson. The Stockholm Film Festival kicks off on 6 November (13) with a screening of Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave, and will run until 14 November (13).

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