WEEK IN WOMEN: Hui and Swinton Get VIFF Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement – Brandy McDonnell reports
Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ann Hui and iconic actress Tilda Swinton will each be awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 77th Venice International Film Festival, which is set for Sept. 2-12.
“I am so happy to receive this news and honored for the award! So happy that I feel I cannot find the words. I just hope everything in the world will turn better soon and everybody can feel again as happy as I am in this moment,” Hui said in a statement.
And, Swinton’s response: “This great festival has been dear to my heart for three decades: to be honoured by her in this way is extremely humbling. To come to Venice, this year of all years, to celebrate immortal cinema and her defiant survival in the face of all the challenges that evolution might throw at her – as at us all – will be my sincere joy.”
The decision to honor Hui and Swinton was made by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia upon recommendation of the director of the Venice Film Festival, Alberto Barbera. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN