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Zurich Film Fest to Honor Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire September 3, 2011 at 4:10AM

Academy Award nominated director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu ("Babel," "Biutiful") will be awarded the Career Achievement Award at the 7th Zurich Film Festival.
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Academy Award nominated director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu ("Babel," "Biutiful") will be awarded the Career Achievement Award at the 7th Zurich Film Festival.

Inarritu will also take part in a talent workshop open to selected participants, taking place on September 30, and will be the subject of a retrospective curated by the Festival.

As previously announced, Sean Penn will be presented the Golden Icon award, in recognition of his film career as well as his journalistic and humanitarian efforts.

The Zurich Film Festival runs September 22 - October 2, in Zurich, Switzerland.