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Berlinale to honor Francesco Rosi

Director earns lifetime achievement award

BERLIN — The Berlin Film Festival will pay tribute to Italian helmer-scribe Francesco Rosi with the Golden Bear for lifetime achievement and the Berlinale Homage, which will present 13 of his films.

“Rosi has critically reflected on political, economic and intellectual developments in Italy,” fest organizers said, and the 85-year-old had “helped shape 50 years of Italian film history.”

Berlinale topper Dieter Kosslick added: “With their explosive power, Rosi’s films are still persuasive today. His works are classics of politically engaged cinema.”

The Berlinale Homage will document Rosi’s work throughout the decades.

Rosi’s films include the 1962 gangster drama “Salvatore Giuliano,” which catapulted him on to the international stage. Pic, which won the Silver Bear for director at the Berlinale in 1962, and will be screened at the Honorary Golden Bear award ceremony on Feb. 14.

His last pic was “La Tregua” (The Truce) in 1997.

The Berlinale runs Feb. 7-17.

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