Atom Egoyan to receive Mannheim award

Master of Cinema lifetime achievement prize

COLOGNE, Germany -- Canadian auteur Atom Egoyan will be honored with this year's Master of Cinema lifetime achievement award at the 58th Mannheim-Heidelberg film festival.

Egoyan won Mannheim's Golden Ducat award for "Next of Kin" in 1984. He will accept the honor in person Nov. 6. Previous Master of Cinema winners include Aleksandr Sokurov, Wim Wenders, Raoul Ruiz, Theo Angelopoulos and Zhang Yimou.

Mannheim will also screen a retrospective of Egoyan's films -- including "Next of Kin," Oscar-nominated "The Sweet Hereafter" (1997), "Felicia's Journey" (1999), "Ararat" (2002) and "Adoration" (2008).

The 58th Mannheim-Heidelberg festival runs Nov. 5-15.
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