BREAKING NEWS
This content is not available in your region

Jamie Lee Curtis snaps up Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at Venice Film Festival

euronews_icons_loading
US actress Jamie Lee Curtis acknowledges receiving a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement on September 8, 2021.
US actress Jamie Lee Curtis acknowledges receiving a Golden Lion for lifetime achievement on September 8, 2021.   -   Copyright  FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP
By Euronews with AFP
Text size Aa Aa

Hollywood legend Jamie Lee Curtis received the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday. She received the accolade in recognition of decades of work in the industry, including her famed role as Laurie Strode in John Carpenter's horror classic "Halloween".

The 62-year-old thanked her parents Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis during an emotional speech.

The cast of the Russian film “Captain Volkonogov Escaped” was also on the red carpet on Wednesday.

The movie had its world premiere at this, the 78th event.

FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP
The cast of “Captain Volkonogov Escaped” arrive on the red carpet on September 8, 2021.FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP

Married filmmakers Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov, who finished their screenplay in lockdown, call the movie "a post-modernistic parable with the elements of a mystical thriller".

"This film is not only about Russia, but it's also quite a universal statement in which we are concerned about the whole world and what's happening to it," said Merkulova.

Award-winning director Gabriele Mainetti also graced the red carpet with the cast of his new Italian movie "Freaks Out".

“Freaks Out” is Mainetti’s second film after his well-received 2015 superhero movie “They Call Me Jeeg”.

The story follows four circus performers in occupied Rome in 1943 when their circus owner vanishes

Watch the full video report in the player above.