Gael García Bernal will be the special guest at Sarajevo Festival

Actor and director Gael García Bernal will be at the Sarajevo Film Festival next week as the guest of honor and will accompany Alejandro González Iñárritu, who will receive an award for his contribution to filmmaking.

García Bernal, 40 years old, debuted as a film director in 2007 with the film "Déficit". Photo: Variety
García Bernal, 40 years old, debuted as a film director in 2007 with the film "Déficit". Photo: Variety

García Bernal will attend the screening of his new film "Chicuarotes" in the Bosnian capital, informed the organizers of the event, whose 25th edition will be held between 16 and 23 August. After the screening, on August 21, the Mexican actor will offer a master class in film and in a separate session will talk about his life and career.

In 2014, García Bernal was awarded the "Heart of Sarajevo" of this festival for his great contribution to cinema, the same that González Iñárritu receives this year.

The Mexican actor rose to fame for his performance in "Amores Perros", as well as later starring in other films such as "Diarios de Motocicleta" (Motorcycle Diaries), "Babel", "Blindness", "La mala educación" (Bad Education), "Y Tu mamá también" (And your mother too) or "El crimen del padre Amaro" (Father Amaro's Crime), among others.

García Bernal, 40 years old, debuted as a film director in 2007 with the film "Déficit".

The Sarajevo Film Festival was first held in 1995, in the midst of the Bosnian civil war, and has since become the largest film festival in southeastern Europe.

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