Magazine article Screen International

Adrien Brody to Be Honoured at Locarno Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

Adrien Brody to Be Honoured at Locarno Film Festival

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Oscar-winning actor to attend festival screening of The Pianist.

US actor Adrien Brody will receive the honorary 2017 Leopard Club Award at this year’s Locarno Film Festival (Aug 2-12).

Brody, an Oscar-winner for his lead performance in Roman Polanski’s 2002 drama The Pianist, will receive his prize on the Piazza Grande on August 4, when the festival will hold a screening of The Pianist with the actor in attendance.

Carlo Chatrian, artistic director of the Locarno Film Festival, commented: “With a richly varied and still flourishing career, Adrien Brody has worked with some of the great American directors, from Coppola to Wes Anderson, from Malick to Soderbergh, always displaying the adaptability and technical skills that put him at ease in a remarkable spectrum of performing registers. …

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