The veteran actor will collect the Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory To The Filmmaker 2011 Award at the Biennale and premiere his latest directorial effort, Wilde Salome.
The ceremony on Sept 4 will recognise Pacino’s achievements as a filmmaker. “There is nowhere else I would rather debut Wilde Salome than at Venice, because of its rich artistic history,” Pacino said. “Wilde Salome is an exploration into the world of Oscar Wilde the artist and in ‘Salome,’ the emancipation of a work that lives on.”.
Wilde Salome will be released in autumn and stars Pacino, Jessica Chastain and Kevin Anderson. Barry Navidi and Robert Fox produced in association with Salome Productions.
Jaeger-Le Coultre is now in its seventh year as a sponsor of the Venice International Film Festival, and in its fifth year as the sponsor of the Glory To The Filmmaker award.