Al Pacino Gets Film Festival Honours
Hollywood legend Al Pacino was the toast of Italy's Venice Film Festival this weekend as he was honoured for his work as a moviemaker.
The Scarface icon is in Venice to promote his new directorial project Wilde Salome, a part-documentary about writer/poet Oscar Wilde and part-movie adaptation of his play Salome, and he picked up the Jaeger Lecoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award at a glitzy gala on Sunday night (4 September).
Earlier that day, his film was screened to members of the press and, during a news conference after the showing, Pacino admitted he was fascinated by Wilde's lifestyle. He said, “We do know that he was a very liberal thinker and more than that he was a visionary in terms of his feeling for people and how he wanted society to be more humane and that he was really on dangerous ground at that time.”