Guillermo del Toro Honored at Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit
Del Toro’s illustrious cinematic resume includes nominations for six Oscars, including Best Director and Best Picture. At the Museum, much of Del Toro’s work has appeared in several of its exhibitions, beginning in 1994 with his first film, “Cronos,” which was selected for the annual New Directors/New Films festival. Most recently, the Museum screened “The Shape of Water” as part of The Contenders 2017 and “Nightmare Alley” as part of The Contenders 2021.
“Guillermo del Toro has been a valued member of the MoMA family for 30 years, from the debut of ‘Cronos’ in New Directors/New Films 1994 to our next exhibition dedicated to his latest masterpiece, ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’.” Rajendra Roy, MoMA’s Celeste Bartos Film Chief Curator, said in a statement Thursday. “We look forward to honoring the man who loves cinema with all his heart in front of the Museum‘s adoring film community. ”
“Guillermo del Toro: Crafting Pinocchio,” an exhibit focusing on the craft and process behind the filmmaker’s first stop-motion animated feature, will open Dec. 11 and run through April 15, 2023. exhibition will showcase behind-the-scenes examines the creative process required to make the director’s next film. In addition to gallery presentations, MoMA will screen “Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro,” present a retrospective of del Toro’s films, and host a series of Carte Blanche films curated by the director.
Chanel has been a sponsor of the Museum of Modern Art‘s annual Film Benefit since 2011, serving as MoMA’s lead film sponsor since 2021. MoMA’s film department was founded in 1935 and cares for more than 30,000 films and 1 .5 million still images. . Previous MoMA Film Benefit winners include Penélope Cruz, George Clooney, Laura Dern, Martin Scorsese, Julianne Moore, Tom Hanks, Cate Blanchett, Alfonso Cuarón, Tilda Swinton, Quentin Tarantino, Pedro Almodóvar, Kathryn Bigelow, Tim Burton and Baz Luhrmann .