Turin Film Festival to Honor Robert Altman
Festival will screen more than 40 of his films and a selection of television programs that span the director’s 50-year career.
ROME – The Turin Film Festival announced Monday that it would honor seven-time Oscar-nominated director Robert Altman by screening more than 40 of his films and a selection of television programs that span the director's 50-year career.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented Altman with an honorary Oscar in 2006, just months before he died in Los Angeles at the age of 81.
But he is best known for directing a string of Oscar nominated films between 1970 and 2006 starting with the original silver screen version of the Korean war comedy M*A*S*H and ending with the 1930s period drama Gosford Park.
Festival organizers said the Altman homage will also include a newly published volume of essays and testimonials and a photo exhibit at Turin's famed Film Museum.
The 29th edition of the Turin Festival will take place this year Nov. 25-Dec. 3.
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