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Greenaway wins Stockholm film award

Peter Greenaway has been named as the winner of the Stockholm Film Festival visionary award for 2013.

The British filmmaker will be given the award by organisers for challenging the spectator "like a true modern visonary", according to the festival board.

The jury said that Peter had "created a new cinematic language" by questioning traditional ideas of artistic expression and combining modern technology with his vast knowledge of classic art.

Peter has directed around 60 films, including 1982's The Draughtsman's Contract, 1988's Drowning By Numbers and The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover from 1989.

The visionary award is one of the festival's most prestigious prizes and previous winners include Gus Van Sant, Wong Kar Wai and Wes Anderson.

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