(ANSA) – BERLIN, Feb 15 – French actress Isabelle Hubert has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be able to receive her Life Achievement Award at the Berlin Film Festival: the organizers have announced.
Isabelle Huppert was supposed to receive the award on the sidelines of the Golden Bear competition today at the 72nd Berlin Film Festival, which also hosted a retrospective exhibition of her films. But yesterday she tested positive for the coronavirus and will have to stay in Paris.
However, he will participate in the ceremony from a distance.
This year’s Berlinale, the first major European film festival of the year, has been criticized for not giving up on face-to-face events just as Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Germany. The 11-day competition concludes tomorrow after about 250 films have been shown, a quarter less than in previous years.
The festival also complied with the rules regarding the capacity of the halls and the obligation to wear masks.
Isabelle Huppert, 68, has already won a string of awards from the best festivals in the world, two Césars – the French Oscar – a BAFTA and an Oscar nomination. (Dealing).
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