prize named in honor of Kitano @ Venice

anne mcknight annekmcknight at
Fri Aug 24 11:59:02 EDT 2007

Mark Schilling had an article in Variety yesterday about this...

Posted: Thurs., Aug. 23, 2007, 9:48pm PT
Venice prize for Japanese helmer Fest creates Glory in Kitano's name By MARK
 TOKYO -- The Venice Film Festival will establish a prize in honor of
Japanese helmer Takashi Kitano, his office announced Thursday.

Called Glory to the Filmmaker!, after Kitano's latest pic, the prize will be
given for career achievement and innovation, with Kitano the first
recipient. Pic, titled "Kantoku banzai!" in Japanese, will also unspool out
of competition at the fest.

Five of Kitano's pics have been selected for Venice over the years,
including his 1997 Golden Lion winner "Hana-bi."

Kitano proclaimed himself "extremely happy" with the award. "It's nice that
one of my films will live on as a prize," he told reporters in Tokyo.

He will be on hand to receive the nod on Aug. 30.

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