Marion Cotillard to receive Donostia Award

Career achievement gong for French star

by Amber Wilkinson

Marion Cotillard to receive Donostia
Marion Cotillard to receive Donostia Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival
Annette star Marion Cotillard is to receive a Donostia Award at the opening ceremony of this year's San Sebastian Film Festival on September 17.

The French star, who won an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for the role of Édith Piaf in 2007's La Vie en Rose has been acting since childhood.

Her film career began in Philippe Harel's L’histoire du garçon qui voulait qu’on l’embrasse and four year's later she won the first of six César Award nominations for her role in Taxi.

She's turned her hand to everything from drama and comedy to action, making films on both sides of the Atlantic, including Rust And Bone, Public Enemies and Inception. .

A strong supporter of environmental protection, the 45-year-old actress is also the producer of Bigger Than Us, a documentary by Flore Vasseur lending a voice to the youngsters committed to change. The film, which premiered in Cannes, will show in San Sebastian as a Donostia Award Special Screening on September 18.

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