Venice prize for Japanese helmer

Fest creates Glory in Kitano's name

TOKYO — The Venice Film Festival will establish a prize in honor of Japanese helmer Takashi Kitano, his office announced Thursday.

Called Glory to the Filmmaker!, after Kitano’s latest pic, the prize will be given for career achievement and innovation, with Kitano the first recipient. Pic, titled “Kantoku banzai!” in Japanese, will also unspool out of competition at the fest.

Five of Kitano’s pics have been selected for Venice over the years, including his 1997 Golden Lion winner “Hana-bi.”

Kitano proclaimed himself “extremely happy” with the award. “It’s nice that one of my films will live on as a prize,” he told reporters in Tokyo.

He will be on hand to receive the nod on Aug. 30.

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