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Rome, Sep 18 (Canadian-Media): French actress Isabelle Huppert, besides Martin Scorsese will Lifetime Achievement Award from Rome Film Fest, directed by Antonio Monda, media reports said.
“I am excited that the Rome Film Fest will celebrate an actress of extraordinary sensibility, sophistication and depth such as Isabelle Huppert – explained artistic director Antonio Monda – a magnificent humanistic performer who is always able to convey, even in difficult and dramatic roles, remarkable empathy for the characters she plays”.
The award will be presented by Italian actor Toni Servillo.
Huppert worked with some of the greatest European and American filmmakers, over the course of her career, such as Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Maurice Pialat, Marco Ferreri, the Taviani brothers, Marco Bellocchio, Michael Haneke, Andrzej Wajda, Michael Cimino and David O. Russell.
Huppert who had won the international awards for her performances, including a Golden Globe for Paul Verhoeven’s Elle (2017) will also attend an onstage conversation in the Close Encounters series and will comment on a series of clips selected from the films that influenced her life as an artist.
The Close Encounters series will also feature onstage conversations with: Cate Blanchett, Two-time Academy Award winner (The Aviator by Martin Scorsese, Blue Jasmine by Woody Allen); Jonathan Safran Foer, Novelist and author of essays of world fiction; Thierry Fremaux, Renowned French film critic, general Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival and Director of the Lumière Institute in Lyon; Shirin Neshat, Iranian photographer and video-artist
The Close Encounters will also feature directors, actors and leading figures in the world of art and culture, including Martin Scorsese, Sigourney Weaver, Giuseppe Tornatore, Pierre Bismuth.
The conversations with cinema professionals will also include cinematographers Luca Bigazzi and Arnaldo Catinari, and editors Giogiò Franchini and Esmeralda Calabria.
The official lineup of the Rome Film Fest will include: Il vizio della Speranza (The Vice of Hope) by Edoardo De Angelis; The Watergate series directed and produced by Charles Ferguson; Remembering the 1943 round up in the Roman ghetto; The Rome Film Fest in the city: Marina Sagona’s new exhibition “The Prisoner”.
The Rome Film Fest -- directed by Antonio Monda and produced by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma headed by Laura Delli Colli with General Manager Francesca Via -- will take place from October 18 to 28, 2018 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and will involve several other locations and cultural realities in the Italian capital.
The official press conference announcing the 2018 Rome Film Fest lineup will be held in Rome, on Friday October 5th.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)