Álex de la Iglesia will recieve the prestigious La Màquina del Temps award. Also Sitges 2005, in its Official Selection, will be showing the latest film by Johnnie To (photo), Election, selected at the last Cannes Festival and that has received unanimous praise from international critics.
Sitges 2005 will be giving its prestigious La Màquina del Temps" award to director Àlex de la Iglesia for having become a reference point in Spanish film around the world and, particularly, for his contribution to the fantasy genre through outstanding movies like Mutant Action, The Day of the Beast, Dance with the Devil and Ferpect Crime.
Sitges 2005, in its Official Selection, will be showing the latest film by Johnnie To, Election, selected at the last Cannes Festival and that has received unanimous praise from international critics. As a tribute to the career of this great Hong Kong filmmaker, the Festival will be offering a retrospective with his best movies and the publication of a special book on his prolific, eclectic filmography. In addition, Sitges 2005 will be presenting him with an Honorary Maria Award for his entire career, full of great Oriental films like Heroic Trio, The Barefooted Kid, A Hero Never Dies, Running, Out of Time, The Mission, P.T.U. Running on Karma and Throw Down.