Hollywood filmmaker Ridley Scott is all set to receive the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker award at the 78th Venice International Film Festival this September.
Previously sponsored by Jaeger-LeCoultre, this award is “dedicated to a personality who has made a particularly original contribution to the contemporary film industry.”
The award ceremony will take place on September 10 (Friday) at 9:15 pm. The venue for the ceremony is Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema).
After the award ceremony, Scott’s latest film The Last Duel starring actors Adam Driver, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jodie Comer will be screened for the audience. The film which is set in the medieval era revolves around a feud between knight Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon) and his squire (Adam Driver).
Alberto Barbera, the Director of the Venice Film Festival released a statement praising the legendary director and his achievements.
“His approach to genre films, which successfully reconciles the requirements of entertainment, the expectations of the general public, and the demands of critics, is the most distinctive element of Ridley Scott’s filmmaking.
Had he directed one film only, the English director – who made his debut in film at the age of 40 with The Duellist, before capturing the attention of the general public with the global box-office success Alien – would still have earned his rightful place in the Olympus of the great filmmakers of contemporary cinema thanks to Blade Runner, the most influential film in modern science fiction, which became a benchmark for decades to come,” he said.
He also added, “Throughout his amazing and prolific career, which counts just short of thirty films completed with astonishing frequency, Scott has demonstrated his ability to navigate the most disparate genres with ease, injecting new lifeblood into each one of them.”
Ridley Scott is currently working on House of Gucci, starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, and Jared Leto. It revolves around Italian socialite Patrizia Reggiani who orchestrates the murder of her husband, Maurizio Gucci, the head of the Gucci fashion house. The movie is scheduled to release this November.