Iran's Fajr filmfest to honor Leigh, Coppola
Source: Press TV
Iran's 27th Fajr International Film
Festival is set to pay tribute to celebrated cinematographers Mike Leigh and
Francis Ford Coppola.
Mike Leigh (L) and Francis Ford Coppola (R)
The festival, to be held from Feb. 1 to 11, 2009, will honor the British
filmmaker Leigh by screening a number of his films in a section called Mike
Leigh, Political and Social Critic; Someone like Ken Loach.
The event's Francis Ford Coppola, A Memory: The Most Famous Cinematographer
of the 70s will present a selection of films by the Academy-Award winning
American director and screenwriter.
Director, screenwriter, and playwright, Mike Leigh is known for his social
realism-orientated films that focus on the banal conflicts of everyday life.
Life is Sweet (1990), Topsy Turvy (1999) and All or Nothing
(2002) are among his best-known works. His Naked (1993) won him the Best
Director award of Cannes and his 1996 Secrets & Lies was nominated for
The five-time Academy Award-winning director, producer and screenwriter, Francis
Ford Coppola is better known for his highly praised Godfather,
Conversation, and Apocalypse Now.
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