Martin Scorsese is set to receive the 7th Lumiere award at the Lyon festival, which was co-founded French director Bertrand Tavernier.

The Lumiere festival is honouring Scorsese for his “entire filmography, for his generous love of film, for his tireless fight for the preservation of the cinema of yesteryear, for his feature films, for his documentaries, for his love of music, for his kindness to young filmmakers from around the world, and also for his thunderous laugh.” 

Scorsese will make his first trip to Lyon for the occasion on October 16. Past Lumiere honoraries include Quentin Tarantino and Clint Eastwood. 

Scorcese has just finished filming Silence, which has been adapted from Japanese writer Shusaku Endo's novel.