Actors Uma Thurman and Jeremy Renner will headline this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which begins June 30, the festival announced Tuesday.

They will get the Czech event’s President’s Award.

The actress, who is also working as a producer, won a Golden Globe for Hysterical Blindness and was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. She gained worldwide fame as The Bride in Tarantino’s cult double-header Kill Bill: Vols 1 and 2.

Thurman, who was president of the jury for the Un Certain Regard sidebar in Cannes this year, is currently working with Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken on Tim Hill’s family comedy The War With Grandpa.

Renner, a two-time Oscar nominee, known for his roles in The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, Captain America and the Mission Impossible franchise, will be honored at the closing event July 8.

The festival will open June 30 with a gala screening of Michael Showalter’s unconventional romantic comedy The Big Sick and close with Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi thriller Arrival, organizers also said Tuesday. In Arrival, Renner plays a physicist leading a team of American scientists tasked with finding a way to communicate with extraterrestrial visitors.


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