Academy Award-winning director, Guillermo del Toro, will receive the SF Honors award from SFFILM for “his bold artistry in the upcoming film, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”.
“It is truly our honor to welcome Guillermo del Toro back to SFFILM to recognize him and his latest film Pinocchio with the SF Honors award. It celebrates his dedication to innovation within film, and his fearlessness when it comes to reforming and transforming visual languages,” said SFFILM’s Executive Director, Anne Lai. “His energetic passion and skill to create novel experiences for audiences sets the bar exceedingly high and could not be a better embodiment of the spirit of SF Honors.”
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio reimagines the classic tale of the fabled wooden boy who, looking for a place in this world during turbulent times, finds himself on an enchanted adventure transcending worlds and discovering the life-giving power of love and the precious nature of human existence. Together, and with a star-studded cast of writers and voices including Gregory Mann (Pinnochio), Ewan McGregor (Cricket), Cate Blanchett (Spazzatura) among many others, del Toro and Gustafson have catapulted the beloved tale into a reinvigorated visual space.
SFFILM will host del Toro for a tribute conversation with a special guest moderator, on Wednesday, November 9 at 7 pm PT at the Dolby Cinema, 1275 Market Street, a post-screening Q&A will follow.