Aki Kaurismäki to receive the Golden Coach

Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki will receive the Golden Coach this year at the Cannes Film Festival. The award is handed out by the French Directors Association at the opening ceremony of the 48th Directors Fortnight, which is held from 12-22 May as part of the Cannes Film Festival.

The award is designed to reward a filmmaker for the pioneering quality of their films.

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.