EXCLUSIVE: If you’re an Al Pacino fan and are attending the Venice International Film Festival, circle Sunday, Sept. 4 on your calendar. On that day, Pacino will be awarded the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2011 Award, presented to an artist who has left an original mark on contemporary cinema. Right after Pacino receives the award, he will preside over the world premiere of the third film he has directed, Wilde Salome. The documentary explores the complexity and Pacino’s passion for the Oscar Wilde play Salome. The film, which will be released in the fall, stars Pacino as Herod, Jessica Chastain as Salome, and Kevin Anderson as John the Baptist. Barry Navidi and Robert Fox produce with Salome Productions. In its five-year history at Venice, the Glory to the Filmmaker Award has been awarded to Takeshi Kitano, Abbas Kiarostami, Agnes Varda, Sylvester Stallone and Mani Ratnam.
Al Pacino Brings 'Wild Salome' To Venice, Will Receive Glory To The Filmmaker Prize
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