Alexander Payne to be honoured at Munich film fest

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London, May 26 (IANS) The Munich International Film Festival will pay tribute to Alexander Payne with a complete retrospective of his movies.

Payne’s last visit to the event was in 1997 when he won the High Hopes Award for “Citizen Ruth”, the predecessor of the festival’s CineVision Award, reports

Among the movies to play in Munich this year are “Election”, which was the international breakout role for Reese Witherspoon; “About Schmidt” starring Jack Nicholson; “Sideways”, which stars Paul Giamatti; “The Descendants”, starring George Clooney; and “Nebraska”, with Bruce Dern toplining.

The Munich retrospective will show all of Payne’s shorts, features and TV films. On June 26, there will be a gala held in his honour, and the director will also speak about his life and movies at Filmmakers Live in the Gasteig Black Box.

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