BRIAN DE PALMA – JAEGER LECOULTRE GLORY TO THE FILMMAKER 2015From: 01-09-2015 To: 12-09-2015
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- LOCATION: Palazzo del Cinema
Brian De Palma receives the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2015 Award.
In few days the 72nd Venice International Film Festival will start. From September 2nd and for 11 days Venice will host the annual appointment of the cinema. As already announced, the pre-opening will take place on September the 2nd in the Sala Darsena (starting at 8:30 pm) with the screening of The Merchant of Venice (1969) and Otello (1951) by Orson Welles.
The Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre has announced that the great American director Brian De Palma will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2015 Award, dedicated to personalities who have made particularly original contributions to contemporary cinema. The award will be given on September 9th at 9.30 pm in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema during the 72nd Venice International Film Festival (September 2-12, 2015), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by the Biennale chaired by Paolo Baratta.
Following the ceremony, the 72nd Film Festival will present the world premiere, Out of Competition, of the documentary De Palma (109’) by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow. The film grew out of the two directors’ spending time with Brian De Palma for over ten years. It’s an intimate conversation between filmmakers, telling his six decade long career, his life, and his filmmaking process.
Regarding this award, the Director of the Festival Alberto Barbera declared, “The child of an artistic era (the ‘70s) full of innovative ferment, Brian De Palma has made a name for himself as one of the most skillful directors in constructing perfect narrative mechanics with great creative freedom, experimenting with new technical solutions, rejecting the classic rules of the language, abandoning himself to aesthetic virtuosity, and celebrating his favorite authors. When watching a movie by Brian De Palma, we revert to being basic spectators. Although our eyes are wide open to avoid falling into the trap, we know full well we’re bound to fall into it anyway.”