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01/01/09

Iran's Fajr filmfest to honor Leigh, Coppola

Source: Press TV


Mike Leigh (L) and Francis Ford Coppola (R)


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Iran's 27th Fajr International Film Festival is set to pay tribute to celebrated cinematographers Mike Leigh and Francis Ford Coppola.

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 Oscars.

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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