Filmmaker Mani Ratnam will be honored with the Jaeger-LeCoultre 'Glory to the Filmmaker' award at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.
Marco Mueller, the Venice International Film festival director made an announcement regarding this on last Monday. He also said that the director"s latest release Raavanan will be screened at the festival.
Venice International Film Fest in association with Jaeger-LeCoultre, has organized the Jaeger-LeCoultre- 'Glory to the Filmmaker" Award 2010. Other filmmakers from different parts of the world were earlier honored with this award. The names of those filmmakers include Sylvester Stallone, Takeshi Kitano, Agnès Varda and Abbas Kiarostami.
The Indian filmmaker will be attending the festival on 6th September, 2010 along with wife Suhasini and his Raavanan stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Bachchan and Vikram. Mani is receiving this award because he is one of the very few directors who has made a Pan-Indian movie. A Reverso Jaeger-LeCoultre watch with a commemorative engraving will be presented to him.