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Venice to honor late Vittorio Gassman

Fest will screen two films on 10th anni of thesp's death

The Venice Film Festival will honor Vittorio Gassman with a pre-opening-day event dedicated to the late, great Italo thesp.

The Aug. 31 tribute in Venice’s Campo San Polo will feature a restored copy of Dino Risi’s 1974 original “Scent of a Woman” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Gassman’s death.

Venice’s tribute to Gassman’s long stage and screen career in Italy and Hollywood continues on Sept. 1 with a screening on the Lido of a new docu about Gassman, titled “Vittorio racconta Gassman, una vita da Mattatore,” produced by Giancarlo Scarchilli in collaboration with Gassman’s actor son Alessandro.

In other news, the fest announced the jurors for its Horizons section on Wednesday.

Joining previously announced jury prexy Iranian helmer Shirin Neshat will be Filipino auteur Lav Diaz, Italian helmer Pietro Marcello, Tunisian writer-director Raja Amari and Austrian critic Alexander Horwath.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong helmer Stanley Kwan, Israeli helmer Samuel Maoz, Italian actress Jasmine Trinca and Nina Lath Gupta, who is managing director of India’s National Film Development Council, have been recruited for jury duty for Venice’s Luigi De Laurentiis prize awarded to first works. Presiding over that jury, as previously announced, is German helmer Fatih Akin.

The fest will run Sept. 1-11.

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