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        As seen on Infobeat:
 
>Venice to honor Loren, Connery with golden lions
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>Italian screen siren Sofia Loren and Sean Connery, the Scot
>universally hailed as the finest James Bond, will receive
>Golden Lion awards in honor of their career achievements at this
>year's Venice Film Festival. The prestigious festival, which runs
>from Sept, 3-13, will also honor veteran Polish director Andrzej
>Wajda, the event's director Felice Laudadio said Wednesday. The
>glittering plaudits will inject some pizazz into a festival
>criticized in glitzy showbiz circles when Laudadio took the helm.
 
        [In other words: "This is not a festival for photographers" was the
sentiment at last year's FilmFest]
 
        Gloria Monti
 
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