πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Cult horror director John Carpenter honoured at Cannes

Credit: Reuters Studio
Published on May 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:56s

Cult horror director John Carpenter honoured at Cannes

"The Thing", "Halloween" and "Escape from New York" filmmaker receives the "Golden Coach" award for his contribution to cinema at the start of the Cannes Film Festival.

Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Advertisement

Cult horror director John Carpenter honoured at Cannes

ROUGH CUT.

NO REPORTER NARRATION.

Cult horror director John Carpenter was honoured for his contribution to cinema at the start of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday (May 15).

Carpenter -- known for classics including "The Thing", "Halloween" and "Escape from New York" -- was presented with the "Golden Coach" award by the French Directors' Guild at the opening ceremony of the Director's Fortnight which runs in parallel to the main festival.

Accepting the award Carpenter said he had been fascinated by the way characters emerge from rays of light in a movie projector since his first trip to the cinema at the age of three to see Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart star in "The African Queen".

"It's that transportation of an audience through the world of light and the shadows around it that I'm proud to be a part of," he told the audience.

(Production: Oli Barth, Lisa Giles-Keddie)

You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

Andy Muschietti wants to remake The Howling 01:05
Credit: Wibbitz - Bang Entertainment - Published 3 days ago 

You might like