'Amour' Director Michael Haneke to Get Zurich Fest Lifetime Honor

2:11 AM PST 08/29/2013 by Scott Roxborough
Haneke's "Amour" won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and Cannes' Palme d'Or.

The Swiss festival will also screen a retrospective of the Oscar winner’s works, including "The White Ribbon" and "Funny Games."

BERLIN – The Zurich International Film Festival will this year honor Oscar-winning director Michael Haneke with its A Tribute to… honor, the festival’s lifetime achievement award.

Haneke, who won the best foreign language Oscar this year for Amour, a drama about love and dying, will attend Zurich to receive the award.

Zurich will also screen a retrospective of Haneke’s work, including Amour, the Oscar-nominated and Palme d’Or-winning The White Ribbon, Funny Games, The Piano Teacher and Cache, in a retrospective titled "World of Haneke."

The filmmaker was born in Germany and raised outside of Vienna, Austria.

The ninth annual Zurich Film Festival opens Sept. 26 with Ron Howard's Formula One racing drama Rush. Other gala screenings include Gravity from Alfonso Cuaron, Devil's Knot from Atom Egoyan and Robert Redford starrer All Is Lost from director J.C. Chandor.

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