“We are honored to have De Niro as the first recipient of the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo award,” said Mirsad Purivatra, director of the festival.

De Niro will present Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, in which he starred. The film will be screened as part of the prestigious Open Air Program, the festival’s largest screening venue, where De Niro will receive his award.

The Sarajevo Film Festival, launched in 1995, has become a leading cultural event in the Balkan region, attracting thousands of fans each year.

The 22nd edition will officially open on Aug. 12 and go on until Aug. 20. Enditem SARAJEVO, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) — Actor, director and producer Robert De Niro will receive a lifetime achievement award at the 22nd edition of Sarajevo Film Festival, local media reported on Tuesday.

“We are honored to have De Niro as the first recipient of the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo award,” said Mirsad Purivatra, director of the festival.

De Niro will present Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, in which he starred. The film will be screened as part of the prestigious Open Air Program, the festival’s largest screening venue, where De Niro will receive his award.

The Sarajevo Film Festival, launched in 1995, has become a leading cultural event in the Balkan region, attracting thousands of fans each year.

The 22nd edition will officially open on Aug. 12 and go on until Aug. 20. Enditem

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