Adrian Maben gets career award
Written by Matt   
Monday, 02 October 2006

This week, legendary film director Adrian Maben visits a film festival in Italy to receive a career award.

Adrian has had a long, productive career. Within the Floyd community, he is best known for Pink Floyd Live At Pompeii, in its original cinema released format, and the two subsequent expanded versions, and for the DVD which accompanied the double CD set of Roger Waters' opera, Ca Ira.

adrianAs we mentioned before, Adrian filmed the birth and creation of this opera with Roger, for over fifteen years. With well over 300 tapes to go through, Adrian certainly had his work cut out editing this down to the resulting documentary.

His work isn't done with the project though - we spoke with him on Friday night, and he revealed that he is working with the tapes from the recent Poznan performance of Ca Ira. As we get more information on what results from this, we will let you know.

This weekend, however, Adrian's mind will be on the 25th Festival del Film d'Arte e Biografie d'Artista, being held in Asolo, Italy. It is there that he is being awarded the "Flavia Paulon" career award, at an event that he tells us that he is looking forward to. He did jokingly acknowledge that this sort of award is normally given "when they think your career is over"!

To preceed the award ceremony will be a special screening of the "Making Of Ca Ira" as seen on the DVD. Reports elsewhere that this will be a new, expanded or alternate edit of this are incorrect. The screening takes place at 11:30am, on Sunday, October 8th.

Our congratulations to Adrian for the recognition of his long career. For more information on the event, go to

Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 November 2006 )