Venezia Film Festival Lido di Venezia (VE), Italy 28 August - 8 September, 2012
PERSOL AND THE CINEMA: A LONGSTANDING RELATIONSHIP IS RENEWED
AT THE 69TH VENICE BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Persol’s strong bond with the world of cinema has remained unchanged over time, and has resulted in a partnership with the Venice Biennial International Film Festival, which has been renewed this year for the eighth consecutive season.
The Venice Biennial International Film Festival 2012 Persol Award has been presented to Michael Cimino, the great US director, scriptwriter and producer as a way of celebrating a legend of international cinema.
Michael Cimino won two Academy Awards for “The Deer Hunter” (1979), and is one of the most popular and important filmmakers of his generation (the so-called New Hollywood of the 1970s). His masterpiece, “Heaven’s Gate”, digitally restored by Criterion under the author’s supervision, is presented as part of the Venezia Classici section.