Will Adam Driver be receiving an acting honor and presenting ‘Ferrari’ at Camerimage Film Festival?

Adam Driver, the talented actor, will be the guest of honor at this year’s Camerimage Film Festival. He will receive the Special EnergaCAMERIMAGE Award for an Actor and will also present his much-anticipated biopic, Ferrari, directed by Michael Mann.

Ferrari will be screened as part of the main competition at Camerimage, an event that celebrates cinematographers. The film was shot by Erik Messerschmidt, an Oscar winner known for his collaboration with David Fincher on movies like Mank and the recent release, The Killer.

In Ferrari, Driver portrays Enzo Ferrari, the legendary founder of the iconic car manufacturer. The story takes place in the summer of 1957, where Ferrari finds himself in a crisis as bankruptcy looms over the factory he built from scratch with his wife, Laura (played by Penélope Cruz), ten years prior. Complicating matters further is the strain their volatile marriage endures after the loss of their son. Additionally, Ferrari struggles to acknowledge his son with Lina Lardi (played by Shailene Woodley). Meanwhile, the passion of his drivers pushes them to the extreme as they embark on the perilous 1,000-mile race across Italy, known as the Mille Miglia.

Much of the film was shot in Modena, Italy, where Enzo Ferrari was born and established his empire. Ferrari premiered at the Venice Film Festival and received an overwhelming reception, including a standing ovation that lasted for over seven minutes. Joining Driver in the film are Patrick Dempsey, Sarah Gordon, Gabriel Leone, and Jack O’Connell. The script for the film was penned by Troy Kennedy Martin.

The domestic distribution rights for Ferrari have been acquired by Neon, with a scheduled release date set for Christmas day. As for the Camerimage Film Festival, it will take place from November 11 to November 18 in Poland. Besides Ferrari, other highly anticipated films that will be screened at the festival include Yorgos Lanthimos’s latest project, Poor Things, and Pablo Larrain’s El Conde.