Jaeger-LeCoultre will celebrate the 13th anniversary of its partnership during the 75th International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia by conferring the Glory to the Filmmaker Award on Alberto Barbera.
Italian actor Alberto Barbera is known for his movies like After Midnight (2004), Borsalino: The Destiny of World’s Most Famous Hat (2016) and Ottavio Mario Mai (2002).
The list of past honorees include Takeshi Kitano (2007) Abbas Kiarostami (2008), Agnès Varda (2008), Sylvester Stallone (2009), Mani Ratnam (2010), Al Pacino (2011), Spike Lee (2012), Ettore Scola (2013), James Franco (2014), Brian de Palma (2015), Amir Naderi (2016), and Stephen Frears in 2017.
As a loyal sponsor of the International Venice Film Festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre will be actively involved in all the highlights of the event, adorning the stars with its finest creations and presenting a personalized Reverso watch to the winners of the Best Film (Leone d’Oro, the Golden Lion Award), the Best Actress and Best Actor of the year (Coppa Volpi Awards). The watches will feature a lacquered engraving depicting a lion, the symbol of Venice, handcrafted in accordance with the finest traditions, and bear the inscription “75. Mostra”.