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Michael Cimino to Be Honored at 68th Locarno Film Festival

Michael Cimino to Be Honored at 68th Locarno Film Festival

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Michael Cimino, known for his great success with “The Deer Hunter” and great failure with “Heaven’s Gate,” will be the subject of a new tribute at the upcoming Locarno Film Festival. Cimino will receive the Pardo d’onore Swisscom on the Piazza Grande on August 9. On the following day, fans will have the opportunity to participate in a discussion with the director at the Spazio Cinema.

The tribute will conclude with screenings of Cimino’s films, including “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” “The Deer Hunter,” “Heaven’s Gate” and “Year of the Dragon.”  

The Pardo d’onore Swisscom will also be awarded to Marco Bellocchio at the festival. Previous recipients include Leos Carax and Werner Herzog. The Locarno Film Festival will run from August 5 to 15. 

READ MORE: Watch: Steven Soderbergh’s “Butcher’s Cut” Of Michael Cimino’s ‘Heaven’s Gate’

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