Venice Film Festival To Honor Liliana Cavani & Tony Leung Chiu-wai With Golden Lions For Lifetime Achievement
The Venice Film Festival has set filmmaker Liliana Cavani and actor Tony Leung Chiu-wai to receive this year’s Golden Lions for lifetime achievement. The 80th Venice fest runs from August 30-September 9 on the Lido. Speaking of Tony Leung, Festival Director Alberto Barbera commented, “He is a charismatic performer in the course of an exceptional transnational career which has evolved paralleling the expansion of global film circulation.
China Box Office: Makoto Shinkai’s Anime Hit ‘Suzume’ Soars With $50M Opening
Japanese anime maestro Makoto Shinkai’s latest feature Suzume shot to the top of China’s theatrical box office over the weekend, earning a strong $50 million, the biggest start for a non-Chinese film this year.