Cinema: Liliana Cavani to get career Golden Lion
Organizers said Monday that Italian director Liliana Cavani will be awarded a lifetime achievement Golden Lion at the 80th Venice Film Festival this year.
“I am very happy and grateful to the Biennale di Venezia for this wonderful surprise,” said the 90-year-old film-maker.
LCavani told ANSA hearing of her career Golden Lion from the Venice Film Festival had been “a beautiful wake-up call” when she awoke in America where she is taking part in a three-day study event dedicated to the 90-year-old Night Porter director by Princeton University.
“The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement? It was wonderful news of my awakening,” said Cavani who turned 90 on 12 January.
The director has just finished her new film L’Ordine del tempo based on the novel by physicist Carlo Rovelli and starring Alessandro Gassmann, Claudia Gerini, Valentina Cervi and Richard Sammel, which will most likely premiere at the Venice Film Festival (30 August – 9 September).
“I have a great bond with Venice,” she said.