According to the festival organisers, the 58-year-old actor will be attending the festival where he will be presenting his upcoming feature, “Pain and Glory”.
CineMerit Award is handed to outstanding personalities in the international film community for extraordinary contributions to motion pictures as an art form.
In the ’90s, Banderas arrived on the Hollywood scene after he starred in film such as “Philadelphia”, “Interview With the Vampire” and “Desperado”.
Martin Campbell’s “The Mask of Zorro” is, perhaps, the actor’s most commercially successful film till date.
Actor Ralph Fiennes, the star of films such as “The English Patient”, “Harry Potter” franchise and “The Reader”, is also set to receive the award during the festival.
The 2019 Munich Film Festival will run from June 26 to July 6.
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