Academy Award®-winner Eddie Redmayne will be awarded a Golden Eye for his career achievements at the 18th Zurich Film Festival taking place September 22 – October 2, 2022. Redmayne will receive the award prior to presenting the European premiere of Tobias Lindholm’s thriller The Good Nurse, in which he plays a nurse who poses a deadly threat to his patients. He will also participate in a ZFF Masters session.
In The Good Nurse, Redmayne plays Charles Cullen, the nurse who became known as the “Angel of Death.” The film tells the story of Amy, a compassionate nurse stretched to her physical and emotional limits by the hard and demanding night shifts at the ICU. But help arrives when Charlie (Eddie Redmayne), a thoughtful and empathetic fellow nurse, starts at her unit. But after a series of mysterious patient deaths sets off an investigation that points to Charlie as the prime suspect, Amy is forced to risk her life and the safety of her children to uncover the truth.
A gripping thriller based on true events, The Good Nurse is directed by Academy Award® nominee Tobias Lindholm, written by Academy Award® nominee Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and stars Academy Award® winners Jessica Chastain as Amy Loughren and Eddie Redmayne as Charles Cullen, as well as Nnamdi Asomugha, Noah Emmerich, and Kim Dickens.
Director Tobias Lindholm adds: “Eddie was a joy to work with. He is incredibly caring, incredibly well prepared, and incredibly technical. His preparation allows him to work with great freedom and – what looks like – great ease. And his technique makes the seemingly impossible possible. He humanizes the inhuman. He warms the cold. He glows in the dark. Undisturbed and without blinking. It was not rare that I drove home from the set with the feeling of having been close to greatness.”
Previous award winners are among others Iris Berben, Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Helen Hunt and Olivia Colman.