Hot on the heels of the all-too-brief Luxembourg release of his latest film “Peterloo”, iconic director Mike Leigh will return to the grand duchy in March to give a masterclass and receive a lifetime achievement award.
Leigh was last in Luxembourg in October 2015 to direct his acclaimed version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” at the Grand Théâtre. During his stay he was also the guest of the Cinémathèque for a special "in conversation" evening with its director Claude Bertemes.
Leigh will return to the Cinémathèque to give a masterclass on Saturday 16 March with Michel Ciment, writer, film critic and editor of the French film magazine Positif. That evening he will be at the festival’s prize ceremony at Kinepolis to receive his lifetime achievement award. Previous recipients of the award have been American actor Ray Liotta in 2017 and German director Volker Schlöndorff in 2018.