Freeman & Polanski honoured at Zurich fest


At the 5th Zurich Film Festival which runs until 4 October, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, The Shawshank Redemption) and controversial filmmaker Roman Polanski , who won a directing Oscar for The Pianist, will receive the Golden Icon Award and the Golden Eye for Lifetime Achievement respectively.

Oliver Stone and Costa-Gavras are the two previous recipients of the Golden Eye.
The festival will also feature a retrospective of Polanski’s work.

US actor Peter Fonda will also be in Zurich to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dennis Hopper’s legendary film Easy Rider.


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