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Italian cinema legend wins Jaeger-LeCoultre prize

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Master of Italian cinema Ettore Scola has been awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2013 prize of the Venice International Film Festival, which is dedicated to a personality who has brought major innovation to contemporary cinema.

Talking about the award, Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Daniel Riedo said: “Celebrating its 180th anniversary, Jaeger-LeCoultre has established itself as a major player in the watchmaking industry and as a true beacon of the spirit of innovation and invention, respected at the same time for upholding watchmaking traditions. There is a shared obsession between ground breaking cinematographic achievement and horological accomplishment. The fact that Jaeger-LeCoultre has always had an affinity with the 7th Art is doubtless because it is all about two worlds infused with creative effervescence and with a longstanding tradition of inspirational art combined with technological daring”.

The prize will be conferred to Ettore Scola at an awards ceremony, which will take place on September 6 during the 70th Venice Film Festival.

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Following the award in the Sala Grande, the 70th Venice Film Festival will present the world premiere of the new film by Ettore Scola, Che strano chiamarsi Federico!, a tribute to Federico Fellini on the 20th anniversary of his death.

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