German actress Diane Kruger will be honored with the Golden Eye Award, a lifetime achievement award, at this year’s Zurich Film Festival, the festival announced on Thursday.
Kruger has had a varied career starring in global blockbusters – she is perhaps best known for her role in Quentin Tarantino. Inglourious Basterds and for appearing alongside Nicolas Cage in National Treasure Films – with work in more international and art house films. Her starring role in Fatih Akins in the fadingAs a victim of neo-Nazi violence seeking bloody revenge, she won the Best Actress award in Cannes in 2017. Most recently, she starred in Neil Jordan’s 1930s crime thriller Marlowe alongside Liam Neeson. Marlowe was shown in Zurich last year.
“Diane Kruger is one of cinema’s most versatile character actresses. Not only does she completely immerse herself in each and every role she takes on, she also brings a lot of depth to her characters,” said Zurich Film Festival Artistic Director Christian Jungs when announcing the award. “In addition to her powerful charisma, she possesses the rare ability to captivate audiences with her compelling, somewhat enigmatic aura… For these reasons, we are truly delighted to welcome Diane Kruger back to Zurich and present her with the Golden Eye for her services .” to the cinema.”
Kruger will accept and present her Golden Eye award on October 2nd visionsher new film by director Yann Gozlan (black box). The French drama follows Estelle, a brilliant flight captain (Kruger) who risks her perfect life with her husband Guillaume (Mathieu Kassovitz) when she falls in love with a woman and begins an intense affair. visions celebrates its international premiere in Zurich.
Past Zurich Golden Eye winners include Eddie Redmayne, Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Helen Hunt and Olivia Colman.
The Zurich Film Festival 2023 takes place from September 28th to October 8th.