Ewan McGregor and Alicia Vikander awarded at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Ewan McGregor and Alicia Vikander awarded at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor and Swedish Oscar winner Alicia Vikander will be honored at the 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Both will receive the Karlovy Vary President’s Award, a lifetime achievement award.

Vikander made his international breakthrough at Nikolaj Arcel’s A real deal (2012), which was Oscar-nominated, and established his global star credentials as a humanoid android in Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Ex carwhich earned her Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations, and as Danish artist Gerda Wegener in Tom Hooper’s the danish girl, a performance that earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has managed to balance work in traditional actors, such as Jason Bourn OR tomb Raiderwith more signature features (The glories, Blue bayou).

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Vikander’s latest feature, Burning ember, in which she stars alongside Jude Law, will open the 2023 Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Karim Aïnouz’s costume drama premiered in competition at Cannes last month, where it received near-universal praise. Vikander plays Catherine Parr, the sixth and last wife of Henry VIII of Law, who tries to maneuver the palace intrigues and stay away from the hangman’s axe.

McGregor, whose career took off in the 1990s with his collaborations with director Danny Boyle on films such as Shallow grave and the global sensation Trainspottinghe is best known by younger people Star Wars fans like Obi-Wan Kenobi, an iconic role he embodied for the first time Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and most recently in the Disney+ series of the same name. In Karlovy Vary, McGregor will present his latest film, You sing louder, I sing louder, by director Emma Westenberg, in which she stars alongside her daughter Clara McGregor. The dramatic road trip, inspired by the father-daughter duo’s real-life stories (Clara also co-wrote the screenplay, with Vera Bulder and Ruby Caster), premiered at South by Southwest earlier this year .

Karlovy Vary international film festival 2023 takes place from 30 June to 8 July.