Adam Driver, star of Michael Mann’s “Ferrari,” will travel to Camerimage, the cinematography-oriented film festival, to accept Special EnergaCamerimage Award for an Actor. He will also introduce the film, one of the entries in the Camerimage Main Competition and a prominent awards contender this season.
The fest will run in Toruń. Poland, from Nov. 11-18.
Driver has been called a a versatile actor who brings quiet intensity and emotional understanding to the plethora of characters he has inhabited over his career. His impressive filmography consists of collaborations with many of the industry’s most prominent and respected filmmakers, including J.J. Abrams, Noah Baumbach, Leos Carax, Joel and Ethan Coen, Francis Ford Coppola, Lena Dunham, Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch, Rian Johnson, Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg and Steven Soderbergh.
In the Michael Mann biopic, Driver stars as legendary racer and automobile entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari.
Driver is known for the unpredictability of his acting choices and the way he works in unison with filmmakers to deploy the visual language of film in the interest of immersive storytelling.
Variety chief film critic Owen Gleiberman called “Ferrari” an “intricately dark, raptly absorbing” film, where the racing scenes are haunted by the specter of death.
It is based on the 1991 biography “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races, the Machine,” written by motorsports journalist Brock Yates. Tracing one man’s personal journey, “Ferrrari” delves into his personal and professional struggles during the eventful summer of 1957. Other actors portraying characters in the turbulent story include Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Sarah Gadon, Gabriel Leone, Jack O’Connell and Patrick Dempsey.