The filmmaker will obtain the profession achievement prize on September 21 at a ceremony within the pageant’s principal Victoria Eugenia Theatre, adopted by a gala screening of controversial Cannes 2022 Palme d’Or contender Crimes of the Future.
The physique horror thriller – starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart – divided spectators in Cannes, prompting each walk-outs and a six-minute ovation.
Cronenberg has solely attended San Sebastian as soon as earlier than in his profession with Japanese Guarantees, which was the opening movie in 2007.
Earlier filmmakers to have acquired the Donostia Award embrace Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen, Oliver Stone, Agnès Varda, Hirokazu Koreeda and Costa-Gavras.
French actress Juliette Binoche can even be honoured with a Donostia Award this yr.