He has staged classics of the genre such as “Alien” and “Blade Runner”. For this, director Ridley Scott is in the spotlight at the Venice Film Festival.

Venice (AP) – British director Ridley Scott (“Gladiator”) receives an award from the film festival in the Italian lagoon city of Venice for his formative contribution to contemporary cinema.

His personal approach to genre films is the most distinctive element of Ridley Scott’s films, film festival director Alberto Barbera in Venice said on Monday. He highlighted the film “Blade Runner”, which the 83-year-old Briton made in 1982. The work was the most influential film in modern science fiction and a benchmark for decades to come.

The organizers wish to award Scott the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker prize at the 78th Film Festival (September 1 to 11). The handover is scheduled for September 10. Then, the screening of his new film “The Last Duel” is scheduled. The film is out of competition at this year’s Biennale.