The Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award will be conferred on Hollywood icon Martin Scorsese and Hungarian filmmaker Istvan Szabo at the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), reports Hindustan Times.
The 52nd edition of the film festival will be held from November 20 to 28 in Goa.
While Szabo is best known for films such as ‘Father’ from 1966 and ‘Mephisto’ from 1981, Scorsese is one of the most important figures of the New Hollywood era, widely recognized as one of the finest and most influential directors in film history. Scorsese has directed Oscar-winning movies such as ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Goodfellas’.
Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5, Voot and Sony Liv will participate at the film festival through exclusive Masterclasses, content launches and previews, curated film package screenings, and various other on-ground and virtual events. Netflix will be organising a 3-day virtual Masterclass by the Paris based renowned school of image and arts, Gobelins – School L’image.The festival will see India premiere of Netflix movie “The Power of the Dog” by Jane Campion and special screening of Kartik Aaryan’s film ‘Dhamaka’.
The festival will also pay homage to legendary actor Dilip Kumar, celebrated filmmaker Sumitra Bhave, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Sanchari Vijay, Surekha Sikri, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bertrand Tavenier, Christopher Plummer and Jean-Claude Carriere.