Honorary Dragon Award

For an inspiring filmmaker whose work deserves special attention. The festival’s honorary award for an inspiring filmmaker whose work deserves special attention, now and forever! 2017 years Honorary Dragon Award goes to the directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne

The Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, who twice received The Palme d'Or, are being awarded the Honorary Dragon Award at the 40th Göteborg Film Festival.

“The Dardenne brothers may be the most influential filmmakers of the last twenty years. Their emblematic fusion of stark social realism, sublime drama and resolute loyalty towards society’s vulnerable members has shaped the style of a whole generation of filmmakers and evoked some of the foremost works of modern film history,” says the artistic direct of the festival, Jonas Holmberg.

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne will be visiting Göteborg Film Festival February 4–5. They will receive the distinction at the Dragon Award ceremony on February 4.

Previous winners:

Tom Hooper
2015 Liv Ullmann
2014 Ralph Fiennes
2013 Margarethe von Trotta
2012 Michael Winterbottom
2011 Charlie Kaufman