Alan Rickman to receive lifetime achievement honor in Italy

The Giffoni International Film Festival, taking place next month in Giffoni Valle Piana, Italy, will be honoring Alan Rickman with its lifetime achievement award. The award is named after French director Francois Truffault, who helped define the French film industry’s New Wave movement. Over 100,000 attendees are expected at the festival, which is the oldest and largest children’s film festival in Europe.

Rickman is an accomplished actor on both stage and screen.  He is known for roles in a variety of films, including Die Hard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Sense and Sensibility, Love Actually, The Butler, and of course, the Harry Potter series. His next project is A Little Chaos, which he is both directing and starring in as King Louis XIV. Learn more about Rickman on his cast page.

The Giffoni Film Festival will take place July 18-27, with the lifetime achievement award to be presented on July 23.

Congratulations, Alan, and keep up the good work!

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Catherine Lai

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