Ridley Scott Will be Honored with the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award

The famous British director and producer Ridley Scott will be rewarded with the new Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award, at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

"For this first edition of the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award, Cartier is proud to join the Venice Film Festival in paying tribute to Ridley Scott’s outstanding work, talent, and particularly original contribution to the contemporary film industry," said Arnaud Carrez, Chief Marketing Officer of Cartier.

"Ridley Scott has enriched the world of cinema with his productions since the 70s and has unequivocally become a mainstay in contemporary artistic creation", added the representative of the well-known jewelry brand.

The event will take place from September 1 to 11. The award ceremony will be held on 10 September at 9:15 pm in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema), before the screening Out of Competition of Ridley Scott's new movie - "The Last Duel".

"The Last Duel " - which features  Matt Damon, Adam Driver, Jodie Comer, Ben Affleck. - is a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France.

The 78th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia will be held on the Lido from September 1st to 11th, 2021, directed by Alberto Barbera.

Ridley Scott is a Visionary Filmmaker

Ridley Scott is world-renowned for brilliant movies such as "Gladiator", "Blade Runner", "Alien", or "Black Hawk Down",  "Murder on the Orient Express", "Hannibal", "American Gangster", "Concussion", or the new "House of Gucci" starring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and Al Pacino.

The director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera, prised Ridley Scott for his extraordinary career, according to :

"His personal approach to genre films, which successfully reconciles the requirements of entertainment, the expectations of the general public, and the demands of critics, is the most distinctive element of Ridley Scott’s filmmaking.

Had he directed one film only, the English director – who made his debut in film at the age of 40 with The Duellist, before capturing the attention of the general public with the global box-office success Alien – would still have earned his rightful place in the Olympus of the great filmmakers of contemporary cinema thanks to Blade Runner, the most influential film in modern science fiction, which became a benchmark for decades to come.

Throughout his amazing and prolific career, which counts just short of thirty films completed with astonishing frequency, Scott has demonstrated his ability to navigate the most disparate genres with ease, injecting new lifeblood into each one of them. (...)

In Gladiator he revived the sword-and-sandal genre, which had been abandoned after being thoroughly exploited in the late 1960s, whereas in Black Hawk Down he imposed a new, amazing standard in the participatory realism of war movies. In The Martian, finally, he successfully introduced tones of light comedy into a typically dystopic situation.

His indisputable merits include the extraordinary visual talent and painterly taste he has demonstrated in the creation of sumptuous Baroque and graphically majestic images, accompanied by a rare and priceless talent for directing actors."

The Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award 

From 2021, Cartier partners with La Biennale di Venezia to become the Main Sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival and jointly contribute to supporting contemporary film creation.

As part of this collaboration, and from this year onwards, Venice International Film Festival and Cartier will pay tribute to outstanding filmmakers through the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award, dedicated to a personality who has made a particularly original contribution to the contemporary film industry.

The award ceremony will take place in Lido di Venezia and it will be a unique occasion to celebrate talent, creativity, and emotion. Art and culture have always been intimately linked to the history of Cartier.

This new collaboration with one of the most renowned international cultural events builds on Maison’s long-lasting commitments to preserve cultural heritage and support contemporary artistic creation.

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