Stockholm Visionary Award 2020: Matteo Garrone
The Italian director Matteo Garrone is this year's recipient of the Stockholm Visionary Award. Garrone’s latest feature film, »Pinocchio«, is screening at the festival.
The award-winning director Matteo Garrone, who has been praised by both critics and cinema-goers for his latest reinterpretation of the classic tale of the wooden doll Pinocchio, is awarded this year’s Stockholm Visionary Award.
– Matteo Garrone is visionary in his filmmaking and is currently in a film landscape between Guillermo del Toro and Tim Burton. His adventurous imagination seems to know no bounds. It is with great pleasure that we award him the Stockholm Visionary Award 2020, says Git Scheynius, Festival Director
Motivation: This year, Italian director Matteo Garrone is awarded the Stockholm Visionary Award. He moves freely across genre boundaries and has shown evidence of creating both masterful fantasy tales and cinema verité. With recurring elements of film art and exquisite visual elements, Garrone revives Italian neorealism and is one of Europe's most interesting contemporary voices. An extremely well-deserved recipient of the Stockholm Visionary Award 2020.
The Stockholm Visionary Award was established in 2004. Previous winners include Roy Andersson, Peter Greenaway, Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson and Céline Sciamma.