Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.
The new version of Bellocchio’s Nel nome del padre (In the Name of the Father, 1971) will be screened at the festival following the awards ceremony for the Golden Lion, in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema. This version is not a restoration, but an entirely new, “current” work, culled by the director from the original film’s material. The original film was released in 1971.
He is known for his works: Nel nome del padre (1971), Marcia trionfale (Victory March, 1976), psychological drama Il gabbiano (1977), Salto nel vuoto (A Leap in the Dark, 1980), Diavolo in corpo (Devil in the Flesh, 1986), La condanna (The Conviction, 1991), Il sogno della farfalla (1994), Il principe di Homburg (The Prince of Homburg, 1977), La balia (The Nanny, 1999) Buongiorno, notte (Good Morning, Night, 2003) and L’ora