Wes Anderson to Be Honored at Venice Film Festival Ahead of ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar’ Premiere

Wes Anderson will be honored at the 80th Venice Film Festival, which runs Aug.



The U.S.

director will receive the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award, which is given to “a personality who has made a particularly original contribution to the contemporary film industry.”The awards ceremony will take place on Sept.

1 in the Palazzo del Cinema, before the screening of his latest film, “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar,” starring Ralph Fiennes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley and Richard Ayoade.

The 40-minute movie premieres in the festival’s Out of Competition section.In the Netflix film, adapted from Roald Dahl’s story, a rich man learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes.

He sets out to master the skill in order to cheat at gambling.Anderson’s films include “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The French Dispatch” and “Asteroid City,” as well as “Rushmore,…

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