“The Warriors” director Walter Hill receives the Cartier Award in Venice

Walter Hill, the director of “The Warriors” and “48 Hrs.” is the recipient of the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award at this year’s Venice International Film Festival, Cartier and La Biennale di Venezia announced on Friday. His new film “Dead For a Dollar” will premiere at the festival.

“In the film world, you know it’s a great honor to be invited to a special screening at the Venice Film Festival,” Hill said. “My new film ‘Dead For A Dollar’ is the fourth time I’ve had this good fortune, and now this award makes me even more grateful. My thanks to Alberto Barbera, Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan and Arnaud Carrez of Cartier and the entire film community who have given me so much support and encouragement over the years. Thank you everyone, you made an old man happy.”

Dead For a Dollar stars Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, Rachel Brosnahan and Benjamin Bratt in a story set in 1897. Waltz plays an experienced bounty hunter named Max Borlund, the is deep in Mexico, he meets a nemesis, professional gambler and outlaw Joe Cribbens (Dafoe). Now the bounty hunter faces a race against time and complex decisions on his quest to find and bring back Rachel Kidd (Brosnahan), the hostage wife of a wealthy Santa Fe businessman.

Cartier’s award is dedicated to a personality who has made a particularly original contribution to the film industry. Hill’s awards ceremony will be held at the Sala Grande on September 6, ahead of the screening of his new film, Out of Competition.

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/walter-hill-awarded-cartier-award-venice-film-festival-1235340347/ “The Warriors” director Walter Hill receives the Cartier Award in Venice

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