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Tilda Swinton and Michael Winterbottom Receive Career Excellence Award at ADFF 2011
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) has today announced that
British film luminaries Tilda Swinton and Michael Winterbottom will
receive Black Pearl Career Excellence Awards at the Festival.
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Award-winning director, writer and producer Michael Winterbottom
(The Trip, A Mighty Heart, The Road to Guantanamo, Tristram Shandy:
A Cock and Bull Story, Welcome to Sarajevo) will receive a Black
Pearl Career Excellence Award at a ceremony at the Abu Dhabi Film
Festival (ADFF) today. Winterbottom is in Abu Dhabi to present his
most recent feature Trishna, starring Freida Pinto, which is
screened at the Festival tonight, 9:45 p.m., at the Abu Dhabi
Academy-Award winning Scottish actress Tilda Swinton (The
Chronicles of Narnia, Michael Clayton, Adaptation, Orlando) is set
to receive her honor at the Awards Ceremony tomorrow (October 21),
in recognition of her striking talent and numerous arresting
performances in a wide range of films. Swinton's most recent film,
We Need to Talk About Kevin, which premiered to great acclaim in
Cannes, marked its Middle East premiere in the Festival on October
15. The film screens again on October 21, 8:45 p.m. at VOX 1.
"This year we are thrilled to present two Black Pearl Awards for
Career Excellence to two major filmmaking talents from the UK: the
luminous, piercingly intelligent and utterly unique screen presence
that is Tilda Swinton, and the extraordinarily versatile, prolific
and apparently indefatigable director, Michael Winterbottom," said
Peter Scarlet, ADFF's Executive Director.
The Feature Awards Ceremony also includes a special screening of
Steve, a critically acclaimed short comedy starring Colin Firth and
Keira Knightley. The film was written and directed by ADFF's
special guest Rupert Friend, whose acting credits include Five Days
of War, Lullaby For Pi, The Kid, Cheri, The Young Victoria, The Boy
in the Striped Pajamas, Pride and Prejudice, The Libertine and,
most recently, Renee. Friend will be on hand to personally
introduce his film.
To find out about interview opportunities with Rupert Friend,
Tilda Swinton and Michael Winterbottom during their stay in Abu
Dhabi, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.