La Biennale di Venezia and Cartier announce that it has been attributed to the great American director, screenwriter and producer Walter Hill (The Warriors of the Night, 48 Hours, Still Alive) the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker award by Venice 79 (August 31 – September 10, 2022), dedicated to a personality who has marked contemporary cinema in a particularly original way.
The presentation of the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award to Walter Hill will take place on Tuesday, September 6 in the Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema) at 9.45 pm, prior to the Out of Competition screening of his new film, Dead For A Dollar ( USA, Canada, 114 ′) with Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, Rachel Brosnahan and Benjamin Bratt.
In accepting the award, Walter Hill stated:
It is known in the film world that it is a great honor to be invited to a special screening at the Venice Film Festival. With my new movie, Dead For A Dollar, it’s the fourth time I’ve had this luck, and today this award makes me even more grateful. Thanks to Alberto Barbera, Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan, Cartier and the entire film community for supporting and encouraging me over the years. Thanks to all of you, you have made an elder happy.
Speaking of this recognition, the director of the exhibition Alberto Barbera stated:
Within and beyond tradition, Walter Hill constantly redraws the boundaries of the genre that forms the horizon in which his cinema identifies, if only to transcend convention in the constant search for a constructive relationship with the past of American myth. and on the other from an authentic ethical and formal modernity. Whether measured against westerns and thrillers, horror films, war films or detective stories, Hill doesn’t give up on taking an opportunity to build formal and narrative geometries that both strive to tell current affairs through gender stereotypes, as well as to propose an ethical vision that goes beyond and beyond the traditional dividing line between good and evil. Author in the full sense of the word, Walter Hill does not hesitate to recognize himself in the figure of the action film specialist in which violence is subjected to varying degrees of stylization, and the search for unpublished visual effects continues with constant experimentation in use of the possibilities offered by the cinematographic language.
Arnaud Carrez, Cartier’s Chief Marketing Officer, added:
For the second edition of the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker award, Cartier has the honor of participating in the Venice Film Festival to recognize Walter Hill’s extraordinary work, talent and highly original contribution to contemporary cinema. Walter Hill has enriched the world of cinema with his productions since the 1970s and has undeniably become a pillar of contemporary artistic creativity.
Source: Lega Nerd