Director Ridley Scott to receive an award at the Venice Film Festival

Director Ridley Scott to receive an award at the Venice Film Festival

Director Ridley Scott to receive an award at the Venice Film FestivalBritish filmmaker Ridley Scott will receive the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker at the 78th Venice Film Festival, taking place from September 1-11 on Venice’s Lido Island.

Scott will receive the award on September 10 ahead of the out-of-competition premiere of his film “The Last Duel”. The main roles in the drama are played by Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Ben Affleck and Jody Comer. The plot of the film is set in France in the 14th century. “The Last Duel” was written by Damon and Affleck, along with screenwriter Nicole Holofsener. The actors have already collaborated as screenwriters and received an Oscar for Best Screenplay for “Good Will Hunting” (1997).

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Artistic director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera, noted that Scott’s “personal approach to filmmaking,” which “successfully combines the demands of the show, the expectations of the general public, and the demands of the critics,” is the most distinctive element of his filmmaking. “His undeniable strengths include an extraordinary talent for visualization and artistic taste, which he displays in creating sumptuous baroque and graphically majestic images, accompanied by the rare and invaluable talent of the director-actor,” added Barbera.

Previously, Cartier became the main sponsor of the Venice Film Festival and announced a long-term partnership in which they will be honoring outstanding filmmakers with the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Prize. The award will be awarded to individuals who have made a special contribution to the development of the modern film industry.

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