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Tribute to Liliana Cavani and Tony Leung – The Hollywood Reporter


Liliana Cavani, one of the main directors of the new and internationally recognized Italian cinema movement Lil Porterand Tony Leung Chiu-wai, the acclaimed Hong Kong actor known for his many collaborations with Wong Kar-wai, is set to receive Golden Lions for lifetime achievement at this year’s Venice Film Festival.

said Cavani, who first made a name for herself in Venice in 1965 with Philippe Pétain: Operation Vichyfollowed by Francis of Assisi (1966), Galileo (1968), I am a cannibal (Cannibal general1970), Il gioco di Ripley (Ripley’s game2002), and Clarice (2012).

“I am stunned and honored by the news of the Biennale di Venezia. I hope to celebrate this award with all the filmmakers I have worked with. said Leung Chiu-wai, who co-starred. City of grief (1989), cyclo (1995) and Lust and caution (2007) starred in three Golden Lion winners, and in 2001 won the Palme d’Or for Best Actor for In the mood for loveone of seven collaborations with Kar-wai.

Venetian director Alberto Barbera, who recommended two names for a lifetime achievement, Golden Lions, described Cavani as “one of the heroes of the new Italian cinema of the sixties,” adding that she was “a versatile artist who frequented television, theater and opera with the same unconventional spirit and intellectual exhilaration that made Her films are famous. He said, “It is a political outlook in the highest sense of the word, anti-dogmatic, unbiased, and courageous in the way it confronts even the most challenging taboos, alien to trends, resistance to compromise and opportunism of production. Instead, it is open to a fertile ambiguity in the characters and situations it presents.” “.

From Leung, whose credits also include the likes heroAnd Infernal AffairsAnd Red Cliff And recently Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsBarbera said he “has achieved a unique profile as an Asian and international star who asserts himself within ever-changing screen cultures, deconstructs the traditional idea of ​​male stardom and brings a compelling sensibility to all his roles.”

The 80th Venice Film Festival will run from August 30 to September 30. 9.

Joanna Swanson

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