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.
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.