Brian De Palma’s career is full of culturally important works, including the John Travolta classic “Blow Out” and the cocaine dusted remake of “Scarface.” At this year’s Venice Film Festival, De Palma will be honored for his filmmaking prowess, receiving the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award. The award will be given on September 9 in the Sala Grande, followed by the world premiere of the Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow directed documentary “De Palma,” screening out of competition.
“The child of an artistic era (the ’70’s) full of innovative ferment, Brian De Palma has made a name for himself as one of the most skillful directors in constructing perfect narrative mechanics with great creative freedom, experimenting with new technical solutions, rejecting the classic rules of the language, abandoning himself to aesthetic virtuosity, and celebrating his favorite authors,” said Alberto Barbera, the Director of the Festival. “When watching a movie by Brian De Palma, we revert to being basic spectators. Although our eyes are wide open to avoid falling into the trap, we know full well we’re bound to fall into it anyway.”
The 72nd Venice Film Festival will run from September 2 to 12.