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Award given by the Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo at Venice Festival

Friday 9 September 2016, by SIGNIS

Venice, September 9th 2016 (FEdS). On the occasion of the 73rd Venice Film Festival (August 31st – September 10th, 2016), the Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo (FEdS), the Italian SIGNID member, and the magazine « Rivista del Cinematografo » presented the Robert Bresson Award 2016 to the Russian Director Andrei Konchalovsky.

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Andrei Konchalovsky

The award was conferred by Mons. Dario Edoardo Viganò, Prefect of the Secretariat for Communication of the Holy See, in the presence of the President of the Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo don Davide Milani.

The Robert Bresson Award – a work entitled HOPE and carried out by the sculptor and goldsmith Andrea Cagnetti, also known as Akelo –, established in 1999, is assigned each year at the Venice Film Festival by the Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo and by the magazine «Rivista del Cinematografo», and together with the Holy See, to the Director that gave significant testimony of the difficult search for the spiritual meaning of existence itself.

A controversial Director with an essential style, capable of significant psychological probing, Andrei Konchalovsky has had a commendable human and professional itinerary, which substantiates itself in a positive view of cinema, a media that is able not only to undergo suffering but also to take action within the realm of reality, reconnecting it to an ideal of justice. An aspect that is present even in his first works, that are, not by chance, in contrast with the Russian power structure (The Story of Asya Klyachina, filmed in 1966, and only comes to the screen in 1988) first, and then with Hollywood, where he also succeeds in creating real and true works of art like Maria’s Lovers, Runaway Train andShy People.

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