Oscar-winning director Florian Zeller, known for his dramatic roles in The Father and The Son, has been awarded France’s highest civilian honor for his contribution to art, literature and cinema.
French President Emmanuel Macron named Zeller a knight of the Legion of Honor at a special ceremony in Paris on Wednesday, Variety News reported. The gala was held in the presence of artists from film, television, theater and literature, among them Isabelle Huppert, Pierre Arditi, Catherine Frout and Elodie Navarre, who performed Zeller’s theatrical performances. Christopher Hampton, who won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Father”; Elsa Zilberstein. Zeller’s wife, actress Maren Delterme, also attended the ceremony. My style is to add to the successive whims. When I started writing novels, I never for a moment imagined that theater would take up so much space, and when I started writing plays, I never expected that cinema would fill my heart. “To imagine that maybe in 10 years I’ll do something else,” Zeller said at the ceremony. 2020 With Father, Based on His Play The film, starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman, won Zeller an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay: Zeller’s plays have been staged in 45 different countries , more than any other playwright.
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