The Venice Biennale And The 74th Venice International Film Festival British Director Stephen Fryers Wins The Jaeger-lecoultre 2017 Director’s Honor Award

The 74th Venice International Film Festival will be held from August 30 to September 9, 2017. On this occasion, the Organizing Committee of the Venice Biennale and the Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre will jointly present the ‘Jacques Jaeger-LeCoultre 2017 Director of the Year Award’. ), Thank him for his outstanding contribution to the development of contemporary film.

(Left) 2017 Jaeger-LeCoultre Director’s Honor Trophy at the 74th Venice International Film Festival
(Right) Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Grande Taille Large Watch-Hand-engraved Logo of the 74th Venice International Film Festival Director’s Award
   At 10 pm on September 3, 2017, the award ceremony will be grandly held at the Venice Film Palace in Italy, followed by the world premiere of director Stephen Fryers’ latest masterpiece ‘Victoria & Abdul’. The film recounts that in 1887, the young Abdul flew from India to Britain to participate in the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s ascension, but unexpectedly got the attention of the Queen, which developed an unexpected but true friendship. But this relationship caused a lot of obstruction by the royal family and aides. The film’s storyline is quite eye-catching, and it explores how Queen Victoria and the young Indian male servant crossed the boundaries of race, religion, rights, and kingdom, and established an imaginary but sincere and deep friendship with each other.
   In response to this Stephen Flairs award, Alberto Barbera, President of the Venice International Film Festival, said: ‘Prolific but unpredictable, eclectic and thought-provoking, Stephen Flairs always Able to seek new breakthroughs in his film world. Both he and Ken Loach and Mike Leigh are considered to be the most dynamic and representative directors in contemporary Britain. He is always Being able to control films with different themes, different styles and different costs without any effort makes him stand out from other directors and earns his reputation. In terms of shooting, he is good at tapping the potential of actors and has a keen visual sense; in In screenplay, he has also collaborated with many famous writers (such as Alan Bennet, Christopher Hampton, Hanif Kureishi, and Nick Hornby), and Can always give a script a unique style; in terms of stories, he is a great narrator, good at portraying the little people at the bottom of society, and he portrays in the film Sharp, caustic, non-traditional at the same time disturbing and funny British society particularly noteworthy. ‘

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   Stephen Fryers is considered one of the most versatile directors, who can easily grasp films of different themes and styles. In the 1970s, Fryers has been working hard in the television field and gradually building his reputation. Until 1984, he directed his film debut and was also the screen debut of Tim Roth, ‘The Hit’. One year apart, the film My Beautiful Laundrette, starring Daniel Day Lewis, shined all over the world, and made director Flairs the Oscar of the year. Nominated for Best Original Script Award, and made the world see his unique literary adaptation talent. The film that really made him a household name was The Dangerous Relationship, starring John Malkovich, Glenn Close, and Michelle Pfeiffer in 1988. Dangerous Liaisons), which won three Oscars, including best adapted screenplay, and a number of other important international awards. In 1990, The Grifters brought the director himself for his first Oscar nomination for Best Director. At the same time, as his first film in the United States, this also meant that Fryers really started his journey in Hollywood movies, and in the following years, he shot a number of American and British films. In 1998, director Flairs won the Silver Bear Award for Best Director at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival for The Hi-Lo Country. In 2000, he filmed ‘High Fidelity,’ and in the same year brought ‘Liam’ to the Venice International Film Festival for the first time, the heroine of the film Megan Burns (Megan Burns) to This won the Golden Lion Award for best actress. Two years later, he battled Venice again with ‘Dirty Pretty Things.’ In 2006, The Queen brought him a second Oscar nomination for Best Director, and the actress Helen Mirren won the Venice Actress and Best Actress Award. . In 2013, ‘Philomena’ won the best screenplay award at the Venice Film Festival, and in the same year received four Oscar nominations.

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   This year, director Stephen Flairs’ latest masterpiece ‘Victoria & Abdul’ will have its world premiere in Venice. The film is based on Shrabani Basu’s novel ‘Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant’, starring Oscar winner Judi Dench and directed by Oscar nominated director Stephen Fryers. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lee Hall is responsible for the screenplay. It is worth mentioning that this is the second time that Judy Dench has played Queen Victoria. The film was distributed and produced by Focus Films, co-distributed by Perfect World Films, and co-produced by BBC Pictures and Cross Street Films.

   As an official partner, Jaeger-LeCoultre has sponsored the Venice International Film Festival for 13 consecutive years, and has awarded the Director’s Honor Award for outstanding directors 11 times. In the past few years, this award has been awarded to a number of filmmakers who have made great contributions to the modern film industry. They are: Takeshi Kitano (2007), Abbas Kiarusdami (Abbas Kiarostami (2008), Agnès Varda (2008), Sylvester Stallone (2009), Mani Ratnam (2010), Al Pacino (2011), Spike Lee (2012), Ettore Scola (2013), James Franco ( James Franco (2014), Brian De Palma (2015) and Amir Naderi (2016).