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Gus Van Sant to Receive Visionary Award

May 7, 2010 (4:35 am) GMT
Organizers of Stockholm Film Festival has chosen the 'Milk' director to be this year's recipient, officially handing the statuette in November.

Oscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant will be the toast of the Stockholm Film Festival in Sweden after he was named the recipient of this year's prestigious visionary award. The star has been hailed as one of Hollywood's greatest U.S. filmmakers, with festival director Git Scheynius praising his depiction of America in his movies as "a celebration of film art".

Van Sant, the man behind critically-acclaimed films "Good Will Hunting" and "", will be feted at a ceremony in Stockholm in November, when he will be presented with the award, which is in the shape of a 16-pound bronze horse. Van Sant follows in the footsteps of previous honorees Wes Anderson and Terry Gilliam.

The director is now working on a drama starring called "". A tale of a two young people who share a preoccupation with mortality, the film will be released next year.

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