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Alfonso Cuarón honored at Küstendorf Film Festival

The Küstendorf International Film and Music Festival takes place this month, and Alfonso Cuarón (director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) will be honored at the event.

Cuarón’s work will be featured as part of the Retrospective of Greatness program, which is a tribute to the careers of several directors. Other honorees include Andrei Konchalovsky (House of Fools) and Charles Vanel (Dans la nuit (“In the Night“)).

Cuarón rose to fame with his 2001 film Y tu mamá también before going on to direct Potter and Children of Men. Both Y tu mamá también and Children of Men were nominated for Academy Awards, but it was Gravity that finally won, nabbing a total of seven awards at last year’s ceremony, including Best Director for Cuarón.

The Küstendorf Festival takes place annually in Dvengrad, Serbia, and was established by director Emil Kusturica. The festival’s main competition is for short films, where directors from around the world compete for the Golden, Silver, and Bronze Eggs. There are also programs showcasing music and new directors. This year’s festival takes place January 21-26.

What do you think about this tribute to Cuarón’s career? Which is your favorite of his films?