Mike Leigh, director of such classic films as “Secrets & Lies,” “Vera Drake,” “Topsy-Turvy,” and “Happy-Go-Lucky” is gaining long overdue awards recognition at this year’s Zurich Film Festival
The longtime writer and film director is set to receive the Golden Eye award on October 3rd. In conjunction with the festival award, Leigh will also be teaching a master class to the public, and a retrospective of his most notable works will play during the festival’s Sept. 24th — Oct. 4th run. Other distinguished winners of the Golden Eye award include filmmakers Oliver Stone, Stephen Frears and Michael Haneke.
Leigh previously won the Palme d’Or for “Secrets & Lies,” and the Director Award at Cannes for “Naked.”
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