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Michael Haneke to Receive Lifetime Honor From Zurich

Fest will host retrospective that includes 'Amour'

Michael Haneke
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The Zurich Film Festival will honor “Amour” director Michael Haneke with its lifetime achievement award.

The helmer will attend the festival, which runs Sept. 26-Oct. 5 in Switzerland, to accept the kudo on Oct. 5. Five of his films — “Cache,” “White Ribbon,”  “The Piano Teacher” and “Funny Games” — will unspool as part of a retrospective on his work.

Haneke’s “Amour” won the 2012 foreign-language film Oscar and was nominated for best picture.

Zurich’s previous honorees in recent years include Tom Tykwer, Jafar Panahi and Roman Polanski.

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