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Zurich Film Festival Honors Writer-Director Costa Gavras

The Zurich Film Festival,  will honor Costa-Gavras with its Golden Eye award for lifetime achievement.The festival, which runs Sept. 25-Oct. 5, will present the prize to the Greek-born writer and director on Oct. 4 as part of its “A Tribute To” series. Costa-Gavras according to the festival committee is “one of the most renowned representatives of active political cinema”. The filmmaker was born in Greece but lives in Paris and his films have inspire a new generation of young filmmakers.

The award presentation will offer a retrospective of Costa-Gavras’ works, including 1969’s Oscar-winning political thriller “Z”; 1970’s “The Confession”; 1982 Jack Lemmon starrer “Missing,” another Oscar winner; 1987’s “Betrayed,” with Debra Winger; “Music Box” (1989); and 2002’s Third Reich drama “Amen.”

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