American actress, heroine ofA fish named Wanda and the horrific saga Halloween, will receive an honorary award from the Venice Film Festival in September.
Like father, like son. Janet Leigh’s daughter Jamie Lee Curtis (Psychosis) and Tony Curtis (Some like it hot), will receive in September at the Venice Mostra a Golden Lion which will honor the whole of his cinematographic career. And, like a party dedicated to post-containment, this same honorary award will be awarded during the 78th edition of the Venetian fortnight to the great Italian actor Roberto Benigni, the director of the masterpiece. Life is Beautiful, three times Oscar winner in 1999.
The organizing committee of the Mostra indicated that the third installment of the Halloween film series (Halloween kills) by David Gordon Green, in which Jamie Lee Curtis plays the lead role, will be screened out of competition.
This projection has symbolic value since the American actress took her first steps in the cinema in the film “Halloween: Night of the masks»By John Carpenter in 1978. Perfect in the role of the babysitter Laurie Strode, victim of a horrific scenario, she was the prey of a serial killer, named Michael Myers.
The director of the great Venetian meeting Alberto Barbera welcomed the Golden Lion awarded to Jamie Lee Curtis: “She belongs to this lineage of these great Hollywood actors who are the soul of our profession.“
The heroine ofA fish named Wanda (1988), the comedy by Charles Crichton which made her famous all over the world, immediately reacted with joy to the Mostra’s decision to give her this prestigious award: “I am very honored to receive this Golden Lion. The Festival had the good idea to screen the last Halloween. It’s a gift for me, because you know I started in 1978 with the character of Laurie Strode, the courageous heroine of this scary series. I will receive this trophy on behalf of all women who stand up to adversity and refuse to give in to fear.“
The Jury of the Venice Film Festival, which will be held from September 4 to 11, 2021, will be chaired this year by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, Palme d’or 2019 for his film Parasite.
Halloween: the night of the masks by John Carpenter, in 1978, with Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis …