Rome Festival honour for Tom Hanks
Actor Tom Hanks will be feted with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Rome Film Festival. The festival has also booked Meryl Streep, David Mamet, Don DeLillo, and Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind for onstage talks at its upcoming 11th edition.
Hanks is expected to attend the event on October 13, the festival’s opening day, reports variety.com.
He is scheduled to hold a public conversation with the festival’s artistic director Antonio Monda during which he will “reveal his favorite movie”, Monda said, adding that “it’s French”.
Besides receiving a career nod, Hanks will be honoured with a 15-title retrospective of films in which he has starred.
The fest, which will conclude on October 23, is also organising an international panel on film criticism and its role and relevance in the changing global media landscape.