Cinema: Liliana Cavani to get career Golden Lion
Venice Film Festival will also pay tribute to Leung Chiu-wai
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.
Cavani is best known internationally for her 1974 film The Night Porter.
She first took part in the festival in 1965 when she won the best documentary prize with Philippe Pétain: Processo a Vichy.
The festival said it would also give a career Golden Lion to Hong Kong actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai.
The world’s oldest cinema festival takes place from August 30 to September 9 this year.