Magazine article Screen International

Karlovy Vary Film Festival to Honour 'Rain Man' Director Barry Levinson

Magazine article Screen International

Karlovy Vary Film Festival to Honour 'Rain Man' Director Barry Levinson

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Levinson will accept the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema.

Barry Levinson

Karlovy Vary Film Festival (KVIFF) will honour Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson as part of its 53rd edition this summer.

Levinson, who won the Academy Award for best director for Rain Man in 1989, will accept the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema.

He is also known for films such as his directorial debut Diner, Good Morning, Vietnam with Robin Williams and 10-time Oscar-nominated Bugsy.

Rain Man and Levinson’s 1998 political satire Wag The Dog will both screen at the festival, with introductions from the director.

He will also present his latest work at KVIFF, the drama Paterno about former Penn State gridiron coach Joe Paterno (Al Pacino) and his role in the university’s child sex abuse scandal in 2011. …

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