Nanni Moretti gets Fiesole Master of Film prize

Previous winners include Hitchcock, Kubrick

ROME -- Italian auteur and festival director Nanni Moretti was presented with the 42nd Fiesole Master of Film prize Thursday.

Moretti, a five-time Cannes Palme d'Or nominee, has been on a break from directing films after 2006's anti-Silvio Berlusconi drama "Il Caimano" (The Cayman), but he took over the Turin Film festival last year.

The Fiesole prize, which Spike Lee won last year, has been presented in the past to Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and Ingmar Bergman.