Thursday, August 25, 2011

Coppola To Honour Albanian Film Festival

The famed US director will be a special guest at the Fourth International Film Festival in Durres, which is from August 27 to September 2.

Besar Likmeta


Francis Ford Coppola is expected to attend one of the premiers of two of his recent films, Tetro and Youth Without Youth, and will be awarded the Golden Gladiator Award for his work.

One of Hollywood’s most innovative directors, producers and screenwriters, Coppola is best known for his Godfather trilogy and for the Vietnam War drama, Apocalypse Now.

Another notable special guest at the Durres festival will be the Italian-Tunisian actress Claudio Cardinale.

Meanwhile, Albanian actor Vangjush Fruxhi will be honoured with the festival’s career award.

The competition this year at the festival will be around two major themes, “Balkan World’ and “Contemporary Visions.”

Screenings will be held in the Aleksander Moisiu Theatre and at the 2,000-year-old Durres Roman amphitheatre. This year’s screenings will concentrate on American and Turkish cinematography.

The opening ceremony will see the screening of Semih Kaplanouglu’s Honey, which won the best film award at the Berlin Film Festival.



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