Martin Scorsese to recieve Lifetime Achievement Award at Rome Film Fest

Vastavam web: Veteran director Martin Scorsese will be conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Rome Film Fest.The announcement was made by director Antonio Monda and Laura Delli Colli, the head of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, the festival organisers said in a statement.Italian director Paolo Taviani will present the award to Scorsese, who is best known for modern American classics such as “Taxi Driver”, “Raging Bull”, “Goodfellas”, “The Aviator” and “The Departed”.

“I am thrilled and moved to celebrate Martin Scorsese, not only as a great director but also for his extraordinary and priceless contribution to the rediscovery of great classic movies and, most of all, of Italian Cinema,” he added. Scorsese has long had ties to Italy as his grandparents on both sides had emigrated to the United States from Palermo, Sicily. His 2002 film “Gangs of New York”, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis, was shot in Rome’s famed Cinecitta studios.