Marco Bellocchio to Receive Golden Lion in Venice

Director to be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 68th Venice Film Festival.


Marco Bellocchio, one of the most influential Italian filmmakers of recent decades, will be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievementat the 68th Venice International Film Festival (Aug. 31 – Sept. 10, 2011).

The decision was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, on the recommendation of Venice Film Festival director Marco Mueller.

"With each new film, Marco Bellocchio leads you to yet another destination, different from those you thought you had already reached and discovered," said Mueller.