Film director Francis Ford Coppola and sculptor Antony Gormley are among the five winners of this year’s Praemium Imperiale, an arts prize that’s worth 15 million yen ($151,000) to each recipient, organizers said today.
On a scorching April morning in Monterrey, Mexico, Enrique Garcia, Vitro SAB’s local plant manager, crosses under a mural that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the company’s first glass factory. He points to brick structures from the original plant.
On a warm October afternoon, a steel- framed concrete warehouse north of San Francisco is inundated with grapes. Forklifts bearing fruit from the nearby Russian River Valley deliver their loads to a slow-moving conveyor belt. Flanking both sides, winemaking interns pick out stems and sunburned grapes as they groove to hip-hop music thumping from loudspeakers.
Iranian filmmaker and opposition supporter Jafar Panahi, who was invited to be a juror at the Cannes film festival , will be freed on bail, weeks after directors including Steven Spielberg , Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese called for his release.
Three years ago, Suntory Holdings Ltd. pulled out of a merger that would have created a business bigger than Coca-Cola Co. Now it’s back at the global drinks table, selling up to $4.7 billion of shares to fund acquisitions.