Art and Experience: Jane Fonda and Robert Redford were honoured with lifetime achievement awards at the Venice Film Festival.
The pair were awarded the Golden Lion at the premiere of Our Souls At Night .
Half a century after playing a young couple in “Barefoot in the Park”, the duo reunited in a Netflix production directed by Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra about getting another chance at love late in life.
Redford, also the movie’s producer, wanted to make the film because so few movies are geared towards older audiences.
He also wanted to make another film with Fonda before dying.
“Jane and I have a long history in film and I wanted us to have another chance and we are getting older,” Redford said.
The movie, which screened in the out-of-competition section at the festival, tells the story of Addie Moore and Louis Waters, two retired and widowed neighbours living in a small town in the U.S. state of Colorado.