Martin Scorsese To Receive Golden Coach Award

The French Directors’ Guild has chosen to honor Marin Scorsese with the Carrosse d’Or (Golden Coach) Award at this year’s Directors’ Fortnight. 

The evening that will take place on May 9th will also mark its 50th anniversary. The tribute to the director will take place on opening night, and will include a screening of Mean Streets, which Scorsese presented at Directors’ Fortnight in 1974, followed by a conversation with the filmmaker.

Last year’s recipient of the Carrosse d’Or was Werner Herzog. Previous recipients include Jia Zhangke, Jane Campion, Jim Jarmusch, Clint Eastwood and Alain Resnais. This years’ announcement read that the guild is “proud to celebrate an outstanding and inspiring filmmaker.” Carrosse d’Or recipients are chosen for “innovative qualities, courage and independent-mindedness of his or her work.”

This year’s Directors’ Fortnight marks the last to be helmed by Edouard Waintrop. Taking over in 2019 is Paolo Moretti. 

The Cannes Film Festival runs May 8-19.