Los Angeles: Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron is set to be honoured by officials at New York City's Museum of Modern Art at an annual film benefit gala next month.
The 52-year-old 'Gravity' director will be the guest of honour at the event, which will feature a tribute to his acclaimed work, reported Los Angeles Times.
"Alfonso Cuaron is the rare auteur who is completely fluent in both the grandest studio-scaled pictures as well as the dirt-road indies," Rajendra Roy, the museum's chief film curator, said.
"There is no one else I'd rather take a cinematic voyage with, whether it be to a hidden beach in Mexico or to orbit upper-Earth," he added.
Last year, actress Tilda Swinton was named the film honouree at the MoMa gala, just months after she participated in an installation at the museum, in which she slept in a transparent box.