PRAGUE – Julianne Moore and Patricia Clarkson will receive a Crystal Globe award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic for their outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema.
The 54th edition of the annual festival is set to take place between June 28 and July 6.
Moore (born 1960), launched her career in “The Hand That Rocks The Cradle” (1992), and since then has worked with renowned directors such as Robert Altman, Richard Donner, Steven Spielberg and the Cohen brothers among many others.
The American actress has been nominated for five Oscars for films including “Boogie Nights,” “The Hours” and “Still Alice,” the last of which saw her embody a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease won her the prestigious film academy award.
Clarkson (born in the US in 1987) made her debut on the big screen in 1987 with Brian de Palma’s “The Untouchables,” and has since been directed by the likes of Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese.
Some of her outstanding performances include “Dogsville” (2003) and “The Bookshop,” a drama written and directed Isabel Coixet in 2017.
Clarkson won a Golden Globe this year for her performance in the HBO series “Sharp Objects.”
Bert Freundlich who directs Moore’s latest movie “After the Wedding” (2019) will also be attending the festival and presenting his movie which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier in the year.
Casey Affleck is also expected to present his latest movie “Light of My Life” (2019) at the Czech event.
Twelve movies will compete for the Grand Prix which comes with a cash prize of $25,000.