Schrader wrote Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” and “The Closing Temptation of Christ” and co-wrote “Raging Bull.” He has directed dozens of motion images, including “American Gigolo,” “Mishima: A Existence in Four Chapters,” “The Comfort of Strangers” and “First Reformed.” The director was in Venice closing yr with “The Card Counter,” starring Oscar Isaac and Tiffany Haddish, which has been a excessive and box dwelling of enterprise success.
In accepting the respect Schrader said: “I am deeply honored. Venice is the Lion of my heart.”
Venice inventive director Alberto Barbera in an announcement praised Schrader for having “revolutionized the imagination, aesthetics, and language of American film,” initiating in the late 1960s.
“It’s no longer an exaggeration to verify that he’s one of many largest American filmmakers of his generation, a director who is deeply influenced by European film and culture, and a stubbornly self reliant screenwriter who then again knows how one can work on commission and confidently transfer internal the Hollywood machine,” Barbera said.
“The mettlesome visible stylization that informs all his motion images locations him amongst the newest exponents of a form of cinema that is unreconciled and subtly investigates contemporaneity,” Barbera added, going on to express that Schrader “no longer handiest continues to work, but in newest years he has moreover given us a few of his most piquant motion images.”
The President of the Venice Biennale Roberto Cicutto underlined that Venice’s upcoming 79th edition brings with it a essential diverse anniversary.
“It was 1932 when the main edition of the oldest film competition in the arena was held on the terrace of the Resort Excelsior,” he said. “So this yr the Venice Film Festival [actually] celebrates its 90th anniversary,” Cicutto identified, provided that on account of historical events 11 editions of the fest did no longer grasp dwelling.
“But this anniversary is yet one other gift that the Venice Film Festival offers to the Golden Lion Paul Schrader, the multifaceted film auteur.”
Closing yr’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Success was provided to Italian actor-director Roberto Benigni.
The 79th edition of Venice will slide Aug. 31 through Sept. 10.