Woo to be honoured at Venice Film Festival
Chinese director John Woo is to be handed a lifetime achievement honour at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.
The Face/Off moviemaker, who began his career in Hong Kong before moving to Hollywood, will receive the coveted Golden Lion award at the event, which is slated to run over the first two weeks of September next year (10).
A statement from the organisers reads, "The acknowledgement recognises a filmmaker who in recent decades, with his revolutionary conception of staging and editing, has renewed action movies to the core, introducing an extreme stylisation close to visual art, both in Asia and in Hollywood."
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