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Ken Loach lands second lifetime achievement award

The moviemaker will receive the prestigious Lumiere Award at the upcoming Lumiere Festival in Lyon, France in October (12), following in the footsteps of previous winners including Clint Eastwood and Gerard Depardieu.

Bertrand Tavernier, president of the Institut Lumiere, says, “The Lumiere Award is, first of all, a way of celebrating a magnificent body of work that includes numerous successes. It is also an expression of gratitude toward a man who remains loyal to his ideals, in a time when refusals are worn on jackets like decorations.”

The news comes just weeks after it was announced Loach will receive a lifetime achievement award at the Turin Film Festival in Italy in November (12).

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