prize named in honor of Kitano @ Venice
Sat Aug 25 05:59:56 EDT 2007


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Subject: prize named in honor of Kitano @ Venice
Date: 24/08/07 07:10

> 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&#39;s name
>  By
>  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&#39;s latest pic, the prize will be
> given for career achievement and innovation, with Kitano the first
> recipient. Pic, titled &quot;Kantoku banzai!&quot; in Japanese, will also
> out of competition at the fest.Five of Kitano&#39;s pics have been
selected for Venice over the years, including his 1997 Golden Lion winner
> Kitano
> proclaimed himself &quot;extremely happy&quot; with the award.
&quot;It&#39;s nice that
> one of my films will live on as a prize,&quot; he told reporters in
Tokyo.He will be on hand to receive the nod on Aug. 30.
> Read the full article at:

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