Magazine article Screen International

Venice to Honour Ettore Scola

Magazine article Screen International

Venice to Honour Ettore Scola

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Italian director to receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2013 prize at the 70th Venice Film Festival (Aug 28 - Sept 7).

The Venice Biennale has announced that Italian director Ettore Scola is to receive this year's Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2013 prize, "dedicated to a personality who has brought major innovation to contemporary cinema".

Venice Film Festival director Alberto Barbera said: "Scola has earned recognition as one of the most important authors of Italian cinema. He has contributed significantly to its greatness and to the appreciation it enjoys around the world, first as a screenwriter and then as a director.

"This prize is a way to acknowledge our debt for the many gifts he has given us over the course of a lengthy and exemplary artistic career".

The director, aged 82, will receive the prize at an awards ceremony held on Sept 6 in the Sala Grande.

The prize has previously been awarded to Takeshi Kitano (2007), Abbas Kiarostami (2008), Agnès Varda (2008), Sylvester Stallone (2009), Mani Ratnam (2010), Al Pacino (2011) and Spike Lee (2012). Scola is the first Italian director to be awarded the prize. …

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