Oscar-winning Italian director-actor Roberto Benigni of Life is Stunning fame has been honoured with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the 78th Venice Worldwide Film Competition, organisers introduced Thursday.
The choice to honour Benigni, a two-time Oscar winner was made by the board of La Biennale di Venezia. The author-director-actor’s title was proposed by the Competition’s Director, Alberto Barbera.
Venice Film Competition runs from 1 to 11 September.
“My coronary heart is stuffed with pleasure and gratitude. It’s an immense honour to receive such an necessary recognition of my work from the Venice Worldwide Film Competition,” Benigni mentioned in a press release.
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Barbera mentioned Benigni stands out within the panorama of the Italian performing arts as an unequalled determine of reference for his modern and irreverent method to guidelines and traditions.
“Juggling his appearances on theatrical levels, film units, and tv studios, every time with stunning outcomes, he shines in all of them thanks to his exuberance and impetuosity, his beneficiant manner with the general public, and the passionate joyfulness that’s maybe probably the most unique hallmark of his opus.
“Few artists have equalled his skill to mix explosive comedian timing, which is usually accompanied by irreverent satire, along with his admirable expertise as an actor – on the service of nice administrators equivalent to Federico Fellini, Matteo Garrone, and Jim Jarmusch – and as an enticing and complicated literary exegete,” the competition director mentioned.
The director is greatest recognized for his Holocaust drama Life is Stunning. The 1997 movie fetched him one of the best actor and greatest worldwide movie Oscars.
Benigni most not too long ago starred in Matteo Garrone’s live-action Pinocchio. His different movies are Night time on Earth, Espresso and Cigarettes and To Rome with Love.