VENICE 2011: AL PACINO TO BE AWARDED

FROM EW

AL PACINO, recently nominated for another TONY AWARD, will be honoured at this year’s VENICE FILM FESTIVAL with the JAEGAR LE COULTRE GLORY TO THE FILMMAKER AWARD, a prize recognizing his “original mark on contemporary cinema.”

Festival Director MARCO MUELLER called the OSCAR winner “an amazing director whose experience is precious and original and enriches the world of contemporary film.”

The award ceremony will take place on SEPTEMBER 4 and precede the world premiere of Mr. Pacino’s third feature length directorial effort WILDE SALOME, an exploration into the life and art of OSCAR WILDE.

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