Antonio Banderas to receive CineMerit Award at Munich Film Festival


Antonio will be honoured with the CineMerit award at the edition of Munich International Film Festival.

According to the festival organisers, the 58-year-old will be attending the festival where he will be presenting his upcoming feature, “Pain and Glory”.

Banderas, who recently won the Best trophy at last month’s for his performance in the Pedro Almodovar-directed film, will receive the honour on June 29.

CineMerit Award is handed to outstanding personalities in the international film community for extraordinary contributions to motion pictures as an art form.

began his film career in the 1980s together with Spanish and films such as “Labyrinth of Passion”, “Matador”, and “Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!”.

In the ’90s, arrived on the Hollywood scene after he starred in film such as “Philadelphia”, “Interview With the Vampire” and “Desperado”.

Martin “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.

will run from June 26 to July 6.

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