Zurich: Andrew Garfield to Receive Golden Eye Award

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The Oscar-nominated actor will attend the festival for a gala premiere of 'Breathe.'

Oscar-nominated British actor Andrew Garfield will be honored this year with Zurich's Golden Eye Award, a lifetime achievement honor.

Garfield, whose career spans from the gritty Brit noir of the Red Riding Hood trilogy to acclaimed performances in Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge, David Fincher's Social Network and Martin Scorsese's Silence to donning the tights for Marc Webb in The Amazing Spider-Man, will attend Zurich to receive his award.

Garfield will present his latest film, Breathe, at the festival, together with actor Andy Serkis, who makes his directorial debut with the real-life drama based on the life of Robin Cavendish, who was paralyzed by polio but, together with his wife, finds a way back to life. Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville and Diana Rigg co-star.

“Following on from his masterful performances in Hacksaw Ridge and Silence, Andrew Garfield’s powerful and enthralling turn in Breathe reinforces him as one of the true stars of his generation,” said Zurich Film Festival co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri. “We are delighted to welcome him to Zurich and present him with our Golden Eye award at this year’s Festival.”

Garfield will next be seen on screen in David Robert Mitchell's noir Under the Silver Lake, which A24 will bow in the U.S.

Also being honored in Zurich this year is six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close.

The 2017 Zurich Film Festival runs Sept. 28-Oct.8.