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Alan Rickman to Receive Camerimage’s Kieslowski Award

Thesp-helmer to present latest pic 'Little Chaos' at Polish fest

LONDON — British actor-director Alan Rickman is to receive the Camerimage film festival’s Krzysztof Kieslowski Award.

Rickman will present his latest film as a director and actor, “Little Chaos,” at the fest. The pic, which is set within the court of Louis XIV, looks at the struggle of women in a patriarchal society. Its main protagonist is landscape architect Sabine de Barra, played by Kate Winslet. After the screening, Rickman will meet the audience for a Q&A session.

In a statement, the festival said: “Alan Rickman has always been a wonderful partner for all sorts of filmmakers, using his greatest actor’s attributes — voice, physicality, movement — to help them in creating brave new cinematic worlds.”

His thesping career has embraced the gamut of filmmaking.

Credits include memorable roles in Hollywood action-adventure pics, like the cunning and sarcastic Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” and the charming yet wicked Sheriff of Nottingham in “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,” for which he won a BAFTA.

Among younger viewers he is best known for his restrained yet sharp turn as charismatic professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies.

He has also played in many thoughtful indie films. These have included the role of the romantic ghost in Anthony Minghella’s “Truly Madly Deeply,” for which he was BAFTA nommed, another romantic role as Colonel Brandon in Ang Lee’s “Sense and Sensibility, which earned him another BAFTA nomination, and as Eamon de Valera in Neil Jordan’s “Michael Collins,” for which he was BAFTA nominated again.

His lead role in Uli Edel’s TV movie “Rasputin” won him a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy, and a Screen Actors Guild award.

Rickman made his feature directing debut with “The Winter Guest,” which brought him two awards at the Venice Film Festival.

Camerimage runs Nov. 15-22 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

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