Ridley Scott will receive the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker award at 78th Venice International Film Festival (1-11 September 2021).
The award, which was previously sponsored by Jaeger-LeCoultre, is “dedicated to a personality who has made a particularly original contribution to the contemporary film industry.”
The awards ceremony for the film titan Scott will take place on Friday, September 10th 2021 in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) at 9:15 p.m., before the screening of his new film, The last duel with Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer and Ben Affleck. The medieval action movie shows the dispute between the knight Jean de Carrouges (Damon) and his squire (Driver).
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Welcoming this announcement, the director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera, stated: “His personal approach to genre films, which successfully reconciles the requirements of entertainment, the expectations of the general public and the demands of the criticism, is the most distinctive element of Ridley Scott’s Cinema. If he had directed only one film, the English director, who made his film debut at age 40 with The Duelist before capturing the attention of the general public with the worldwide blockbuster Alien – he would still have earned his rightful place in the Olympus of the great filmmakers of contemporary cinema thanks to Bounty hunter, the most influential film in modern science fiction, which became a benchmark for decades to come. “
He continued: “Throughout his astonishing and prolific career, which has counted just under thirty films completed with astonishing frequency, Scott has demonstrated his ability to navigate the most disparate genres with ease, injecting new blood into each one. In Thelma and Louise She seemed to anticipate today’s debate on the status of women and their compulsion to assert themselves years in advance. In gladiator revived the sword and sandal genre, which had been abandoned after being exploited thoroughly in the late 1960s, while in Black hawk down it set a surprising new standard in participatory realism in war movies. In The Martian, finally, he successfully introduced light comedy tones to a typically dystopian situation. Among his indisputable merits is the extraordinary visual talent and the pictorial taste that he has shown in the creation of sumptuous baroque and graphically majestic images, accompanied by a rare and invaluable talent for directing actors ”.
The gladiator, Alien other Bounty hunter The director is currently in post-production at Gucci house.