Turin to honor Vitali Kanevsky

With retrospective of the 75 year-old director's five films

ROME -- The 28th edition of the Turin Film Festival will honor Russian director Vitali Kanevsky along side the already announced tribute to John Huston, organizers said Monday.

Officials from the Nov. 26-Dec. 4 northern Italian festival said the homage would include a complete retrospective of the 75 year-old director's films and documentaries.

Kanevsky is not a prolific director -- he has made just five films since launching his career in 2001. But he has made an impact with the films he has made: his bleak Siberian drama "Zamri, umri, voskresni" (Freeze, Die, Come to Life) won the Golden Camera in Cannes and the European Film Award in 1990, and "Samostoyatelnaya zhizn" (An Independent Life) screened in competition in Berlin and then won the Jury Prize in Cannes two years later.