Mani Ratnam to get Venice Glory prize

Tribute to include screening of 'Raavan'

ROME -- Venice Film Festival organizers said Monday that its Glory to the Filmmaker prize this year will go to Indian director Mani Ratnam.

The tribute during the Sept. 1-11 event will also include the premiere of Ratnam's upcoming film "Raavan," with the director and several cast members expected to be on hand for the screening.

In recent years, the Glory to the Filmmaker prize has honored Sylvester Stallone, Agnes Varda, Abbas Kiarostami, and Takeshi Kitano. The prize is awarded to those who have "left a mark" on contemporary cinema.