Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón will be honored with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). The honor will be presented at The Film Awards Gala on January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
“Alfonso Cuarón’s latest feature Roma is a masterful achievement in filmmaking,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Drawing upon his childhood memories, Cuarón has created an emotionally driven story about a family growing up in 1970s Mexico City. A film he not only directed, but also was a writer, producer, cinematographer and editor. For his ability to take on many roles and for his expert storytelling of this subject matter, the festival is proud to present Alfonso Cuarón with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award.”
Previous recipients include directors Danny Boyle, Quentin Tarantino and Richard Linklater. The Palm Springs International Film Festival takes place January 3-14. Roma hits Netflix on December 14.