“Laceno d’oro” Lifetime Achievement Award goes to the master of Russian cinema Aleksandr Sokurov. The filmmaker, who won the Golden Lion for the movie Faust in 2011, will receive the prestigious award on Thursday, December 8 (7 pm – Cinema Partenio) during the final award ceremony, with Peppino Mazzotta as president of the jury.
Considered one of the greatest filmmakers in the world, Sokurov will meet the public before the screening (scheduled for December 8, at 8 pm) of his latest film Fairytale (original title Skazka), which premiered at Locarno film festival.
Fairytale is a movie about History and the madness of power, but also about the poetics of cinema, taking the audience to a purgatory where Josif Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill wander among digital animations and archive material. The filmmaker and his courageous movies will also be celebrated with a retrospective including three films: Alexandra (2007, Director’s Cut version premiere), Russian Ark (2002) and Francophonie (2015). Aleksandr Sokurov will also give an open masterclass (December 6) to talk about his idea of filmmaking and his career.