E.Olmi: Golden Lion
Ermanno Olmi: Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement
The great Italian master Ermanno Olmi will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 65th Venice Film Festival. The award, which pays tribute to a cineaste who has left a profound mark on the inventiveness of modern cinema, was proposed by the Festival Director, Marco Müller, and approved by the Board of Directors of the Venice Biennale, chaired by Paolo Baratta.
The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement will be awarded to the director -previously a recipient of a Silver Lion in 1987 for Long Live the Lady! and a Golden Lion in 1988 for The Legend of the Holy Drinker- in the Sala Grande of the Palazzo del Cinema during the 65th Venice Film Festival (27th August – 6th September 2008).
The 65th Venice Film Festival will take place on the Venice Lido from 27th August to 6th September 2008, directed by Marco Mauller. The opening film is to be Burn After Reading by Joel and Ethan Coen, that will be world premiered on the evening of 27th August following the opening ceremony of the 65th Venice Film Festival. The line-up of the 65th Venice Film Festival will be announced during a press conference that will take place in Rome at the end of July.