Zurich Film Festival to Honor Director Mike Leigh

British director Mike Leigh, who has been Oscar nominated seven times, will receive the “A Tribute to…” Golden Eye award at the Zurich Film Festival, which runs Sept. 24 – Oct. 4.

Leigh will collect the award during a ceremony on Oct. 3 and also conduct a public masterclass during the festival. Additionally, the festival will screen a retrospective of some of his most notable works.

Leigh was Oscar nominated twice each for “Secrets & Lies” and “Vera Drake,” and also for “Happy-Go-Lucky,” “Topsy-Turvy” and “Another Year.” He won the director award at Cannes for “Naked” and the Palme d’Or for “Secrets & Lies,” and Venice’s Golden Lion for “Vera Drake.” Along with fellow directors Ken Loach and Stephen Frears, he was part of the New British Cinema movement, which has provided a social critique of Britain over the past three decades.

Previous winners of the Golden Eye award include Frears, Oliver Stone and Michael Haneke.

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