Tim Robbins to be Awarded at 2018 Karlovy Vary Film Fest
The 53rd annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival revealed its latest guests this morning with the news that Oscar-winning actor Tim Robbins will be attending the festival. Robbins will be presented a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema.
The actor joins an impressive lineup of guests at this year’s festival that includes Texas-based filmmaker Richard Linklater (Boyhood), Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson (Rain Man), and Terry Gilliam, who will present his latest movie The Man Who Killed Don Quixote at the festival amid a legal battle.
Robbins won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Clint Eastwood’s 2003 film Mystic River, and was nominated for Best Director for 1995’s Dead Man Walking, which starred his longtime partner Susan Sarandon. The two met during the production of the 1988 baseball movie Bull Durham.
But his most famous role may be as Andy Dufresne, the man wrongly convicted of his wife’s murder in the 1994 prison drama The Shawshank Redemption, ranked by users on sites like IMDb as one of the best movies ever made.
Robbins other credits include featured roles in Adrian Lyne’s Jacob’s Ladder, the Coen Brothers’ The Hudsucker Proxy, and the Robert Altman films The Player and Short Cuts.
In addition to Dead Man Walking, Robbins also directed the political satire Bob Roberts and the early Orson Welles-based period drama Cradle Will Rock. Both are excellent and underrated, and will be presented by Robbins in person at this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
In addition to receiving the Crystal Globe and presenting his two movies, Robbins also has a little something special in store for audiences at this year’s festival: he will appear in concert alongside his band, The Rogues Gallery Band.
Robbins won’t be the only Oscar-winning actor at this year’s fest. Also on Tuesday, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival organizers revealed that Anna Paquin will also be attending the festival to present her latest film, The Parting Glass.
Paquin won a Supporting Actress Oscar at the age of 11 for her role in 1993’s The Piano, but is best known today for her role as Rogue in the X-Men franchise and on TV’s True Blood. Paquin’s True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer, who directed The Parting Glass, will also be in Karlovy Vary to present the film.
Lead photo via Karlovy Vary International Film Festival