Director to receive lifetime achievement award

ROME — The Locarno Film Festival will fete Italo auteur Francesco Rosi with a lifetime achievement Pard and a Piazza Grande screening of a freshly restored copy of his 1970 anti-war drama “Uomini Contro.”

Rosi will be on hand for the Aug. 13 ceremony in the Swiss lakeside fest and hold an onstage conversation about his work with Italian critic Sergio Toffetti.

The 63rd edition of Locarno will run Aug. 4-14.

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