Cate Blanchett with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bobby Cannavale at Sony Pictures Classics' luncheon for Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Cate Blanchett to be honoured at the Museum of Modern Art's Film Benefit on November 17 in New York. The star appeared at the Cannes Film Festival with Rooney Mara for the world premiere of Todd Haynes' Carol, screenplay by Phyllis Nagy, based on Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price Of Salt. Cinematography is by Edward Lachman and music by Carter Burwell.
Alfonso Cuarón, Tilda Swinton, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodóvar, Kathryn Bigelow, Tim Burton and Baz Luhrmann were past MoMA Film Benefit honourees.
The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film Rajendra Roy said "Cate Blanchett has the kind of talent that inspires others to deliver their best work, challenges the field to be more fully engaged with women artists and audiences, and propels cinema forward with intelligence and grace."
2015 marks the 80th anniversary of MoMA's Department of Film and Library, a great resource that includes a collection of more than 30,000 films.
Carol will open in the US on November 20 and we will see shortly if it has been selected for the 53rd New York Film Festival.