Mani Ratnam to be honored with Glory Award at Venice film fest

Mani Ratnam gets Glory Award

Renowned director is all set to be crowned with the Jaeger-LeCoultre ‘Glory to the Filmmaker’ award at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.

Marco Mueller, the director of Venice Film Festival on selecting Mani Ratnam for the award said, “He has now been one of a handful of filmmakers to successfully handle the transition to the All-India Market. He is one of the great innovators in contemporary Indian Cinema who introduced the auteur concept in Bollywood.”

“Mani Ratnam’s Raavan will enchant audiences with its stirring drama and entrancing musical sequences. We are proud to be hosting the festival premier of this wonderful film which will be presented at the 2010 mostra in both the Hindi and Tamil versions., he added.

The prize is awarded to those who have left a mark on contemporary cinema.

In recent years, the award has gone to other major world filmmakers such as Takeshi Kitano, Abbas Kiarostami, Agnes Varda, and Sylvester Stallone. This year however, Swiss watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates its six years of partnership with the Venice International Film Festival by announcing Jaeger-LeCoultre ‘Glory to the Filmmaker’ award to Mani Ratnam.

Mani Ratnam will be honored with the Glory award at the 67th Venice Film Festival to be held from September 1 to 11 this year.