BAFTA to Honor Filmmaker Peter Greenaway with Outstanding Brit Contribution to Cinema Award

BAFTA to Honor Filmmaker Peter Greenaway with Outstanding Brit Contribution to Cinema Award

BAFTA has revealed that award-winning writer-director Peter
Greenaway will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at
the upcoming British Academy Film Awards on February 16.

Greenaway (“The Pillow Book,” “Drowning By Numbers,” “The Draughtsman’s Contract”), who
originally trained as a painter, is known for his exploration in film of eroticism and death, and for his ability to integrate Renaissance
art into his work. His latest film, “Eisenstein in Guanajuato,” is slated for
release later this year.

Previous recipients of the award include Mike Leigh, Kenneth
Branagh, Derek Jarman, Mary Selway, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films,
Lewis Gilbert, John Hurt and the “Harry Potter” franchise.  

Meanwhile, Helen Mirren will be the recipient of the Fellowship at the February 16 ceremony.

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