Romanian film director Radu Mihaileanu will receive the ‘Vento d’Europa’ award of the Film Festival of Ventotene (Italy), which rewards the artists whose works promote the idea of a European culture, the Venice branch of the Romanian Cultural Institute announced, quoted by Mediafax.
The 19th edition of the Ventotene Film Festival, which takes place between July 25 and August 2, is dedicated to international cinematography and its protagonists.
During this year’s edition of the festival, organisers will grant in premiere the ‘Vento d’Europa” award to an artist whose works promote the idea of a European culture.
The ‘Vento d’Europa 2013’ award will be granted to Romanian director Radu Mihaileanu.
Born in 1958, in Bucharest, Radu Mihaileanu is the son of Jewish journalist Mordechai Buchman, who escaped from the concentration camp where he had been deported by Nazis and then changed his identity.
Mihaileanu made his debut with ‘Trahir,’ which received the ‘Grand Prix des Ameriques’ prize at the ‘Festival des Films du Monde’ in Montreal. He gained international recognition with his second film, ‘Train de vie,’ which received the FIPRESCI award in Venice and the award of the public at Sundance.