Sarajevo salutes John Cleese | Film festival award

Sarajevo salutes John Cleese

Film festival award

John Cleese is to be honoured by the Sarajevo Film Festival next month,

Calling him the ‘world's living legend of comedy’, organisers are to hand the comedian the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo award for his ‘extraordinary contribution to the art of film’

A Fish Called Wanda will be screened during the festival, while his contribution to film also includes the Monty Python movies, Clockwise and Fierce Creatures.

 Last year’s recipient of the honorary award was director Stephen Frears.

The 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival runs from August 11 to 18.

Published: 12 Jul 2017

What do you think?

Live comedy picks

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.