Scola to get Venice 'innovation' award

First Italian to receive Glory to the Filmmaker prize

Scola to get Venice 'innovation' award

Venice, August 19 - Italian director Ettore Scola will get an award celebrating innovation at this year's Venice Film Festival, organisers said Monday. Scola, whose films include We All Loved Each Other So Much (1974), A Special Day (1977) and The Family (1987), will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2013 Prize on September 6. The 82-year-old Avellino-born director, who is presenting an homage to his friend Federico Fellini 20 years after his death, is the first Italian movie-maker to receive the award, given since 2007 to "a personality who has brought great innovation to contemporary cinema". The previous recipients are Takeshi Kitano (2007), Abbas Kiarostami (2008), Agnès Varda (2008), Sylvester Stallone (2009), Mani Ratnam (2010), Al Pacino (2011) and Spike Lee (2012).

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