With over 30 feature films spanning a 50-year career, Bruce Beresford is considered one of Australia’s most prolific directors. His outstanding works include ‘Breaker Morant’ (1980), ‘Tender Mercies’ (1983), ‘Crimes of the Heart’ (1986) and ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ (1989), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1990.
In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Beresford also directed numerous opera productions. In August 2007, he published his memoirs entitled ‘Josh Hartnett Definitely Wants To Do This … True Stories From A Life In The Screen Trade’.
At the 7th Cineways International Film Festival, Bruce Beresford will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Born in Paris in 1950, the French actress especially gained notoriety in the 1970s. She has starred in more than 60 theatrical and television productions, including the feature films The Story of the O, Bluff, When You Die, I Live! or in the James Bond movie Moonraker.
Beginning in the early 1980s, Corinne Cléry also starred in both, the cinema as well as starring in international television, such as Alfredo Angeli’s drama Benedetta e company alongside Catherine Spaak, and in television series such as A Woman (1988) by director Luigi Perelli. In the 1990s, she was also seen on Italian television in guest roles, such as in the series Young Love.
At the 7th Cineways International Film Festival, Corinne Cléry will receive the James Bond Award, presented by the festival in cooperation with the James Bond Club Germany.
Born in Potenza, southern Italy, in 1939, Deodato learned the art of filmmaking from a young age alongside directors such as Roberto Rossellini, Sergio Corbucci, Riccardo Freda and Antonio Margheriti. For Corbucci he was responsible, for example, for the shooting of the DJANGO final.
His best-known films include the police thriller UOMINI SI NASCE POLIZIOTTI SI MUORE (1976), THE LAST CANNIBALS (1977), CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (1980) and CUT AND RUN (1985) which are attributed to the genre of cannibal film as well as THE BARBARIANS (1987), produced by Cannon. Above all, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST is regarded as a masterpiece of film history, which, through its style of staging, can be seen as a pointed development of the flow of neo-realism. Deodato is still active as a filmmaker.
Born in Salzburg in 1950, Peter Keglevic began his artistic career in 1968, first as an author of short stories, plays and screenplays. He studied directing at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and has been working as a scriptwriter and director since 1976. He is one of the most prolific, versatile and technically perfect German speaking film and television directors and scriptwriters.
Actors such as Ulrich Tukur, Barbara Auer and especially Christoph Waltz gained rose to fame through appearances in Keglevic’s films. His TV adaptation of the kidnapping of the German industrialist Richard Oetker has been awarded several times under the title THE DANCE WITH THE DEVIL featuring Sebastian Koch as Richard Oetker and Christoph Waltz in the role of kidnapper Cilov.
The German genre director is also known for DER BULLE UND MÄDCHEN, SKIPPER, THE ROY BLACK STORY, KOMMISSAR BECK, STOLBERG and KEN FOLLETS EISFIEBER. In 2017 Keglevic also published the novel ICH WAR HITLER’S TRAUZEUGE.
Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC was born in Rome in 1940, where his father worked as a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. Storaro began studying photography at the age of 11 and then enrolled at the Italian Cinemagraphic Training Center. He continued his education at the Centro Sperimente di Cinemagrafia (State Film School).
Storaro’s first mainstream studio film was ‘Apocalypse Now’ in 1979, directed by Francis Ford Copolla for which he received his first Academy Award. The second followed in 1981 for ‘Reds’ directed by Warren Beatty and 1987, the third for ‘The last Emperor’, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Storaro received a fourth Oscar nomination for Dick Tracy in 1990.