Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth) has received the SFFILM’s 2022 SF Honors Award for his newest film, Pinocchio.
The SF Honors Award showcases exciting new work from singular filmmakers, presenting sneak peeks and premieres for audiences in the San Francisco area. This event is made possible by support from SFFILM Board Member Todd Traina and philanthropist Diane B. Wilsey, in partnership with Netflix.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio reimagines the classic tale of the wooden boy looking for his place in this world. Pinocchio finds himself on an enchanted adventure transcending worlds and discovering the power of love and the precious nature of human existence. Together, and with a star-studded cast of writers and voices including Gregory Mann (Pinnochio), Ewan McGregor (Cricket), and Cate Blanchett (Spazzatura), among many others, del Toro and Mark Gustafson have catapulted the beloved tale into a reinvigorated visual space.
“It is truly our honor to welcome Guillermo del Toro back to SFFILM to recognize him and his latest film Pinocchio with the SF Honors award. It celebrates his dedication to innovation within film, and his fearlessness when it comes to reforming and transforming visual languages,” said SFFILM’s Executive Director, Anne Lai. “His energetic passion and skill to create novel experiences for audiences sets the bar exceedingly high and could not be a better embodiment of the spirit of SF Honors.”
SFFILM will host del Toro for a tribute conversation with a guest moderator on Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. PT at the Dolby Cinema, 1275 Market Street. A post-screening Q&A will follow. Tickets are $30 for SFFILM Members and $35 for general and can be purchased at sffilm.org.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio comes to select theaters in November and will be available for streaming on December 9 on Netflix.