Tom Hanks to Receive Rome Fest Honour

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Tom Hanks to Receive Rome Fest Honour


Rosser, Michael, Screen International


Oscar-winning actor Tom Tanks is to attend the 11th Rome Film Fesival (Oct 13-26), where he will receive the festival's lifetime achievement award.

The star of Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump and last year's Bridge of Spies will also be the subject of a 15-strong retrospective, including Hanks' work as a director on That Thing You Do! (1996) and Larry Crowne (2011).

"I consider Tom Hanks to be one of the greatest actors of all time," said the festival's artistic director Antonio Monda.

"His extraordinary talent and profound humanity make him a classic but always contemporary actor: his films and his performances will never be dated."

Fellow Oscar-winner Meryl Streep is also set to attend the festival where she will talk about the great Italian actresses who influenced her, including Silvana Mangano.

In addition, screenwriter and director David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) will be the subject of an on-stage conversation; US writer Don DeLillo will talk about the relationship between cinema and literature and his passion for Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni; and architect Daniel Libeskind, who designed the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the project to rebuild the World Trade Center in New York, will discuss the relationship between the film and architecture as well as his love for Paolo Sorrentino's films.

RETROSPECTIVES

There are two further retrospectives in addition to the look back at Hanks' career.

The first is dedicated to Italian director Valerio Zurlini, and the second, on the eve of the US Presidential elections, will focus on the theme of American politics with 15 films, from John Ford to Frank Capra to Steven Spielberg. …

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