Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger at 2022 Zurich Film Festival © Titin Emans

Actress Diane Kruger will receive the Golden Eye at Zurich Film Festival for her “outstanding career and great versatility” and will present her most recent movie Visions by Yann Gozlan as an international premiere.

Diane Kruger has worked for such legendary directors as Quentin Tarantino, Wolfgang Peterson, Robert Zemeckis, Fatih Akin, Neil Jordan, Agnieszka Holland, Benoît Jacquot and Bille August. Her breakthrough role came when she played Helen alongside Brad Pitt in Wolfgang Peterson’s Troy (2004). She earned international renown for her role in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009), a movie that sees her embody the German-born Bridget von Hammersmark in a performance that garnered her numerous accolades. The list of further significant movies in which she has starred includes Benoît Jacquot’s Les Adieux à La Reine (2012) and in the role of Katja Sekerci in Fatih Akin’s Aus Dem Nichts (2017). The latter brought her the Award for Best Actress at Cannes.

Diane Kruger in Visions
Marta Nieto and Diane Kruger in Visions © Wild Bunch Germany / SND Films

In French director Yann Gozlan’s psychological thriller Visions, she plays a married airline captain whose life flies out of control when she bumps into an old flame.

“Thank you Zurich Film Festival for this wonderful recognition. I’m honored and proud to be part of the impressive list of past honorees. I look forward to return to Zurich and celebrate with all of you in October!” states Diane Kruger.

“Diane Kruger is one of cinema’s most versatile character actresses. She not only becomes wholly absorbed in each and every role she takes on, but also imparts her characters with great depth,” enthused Christian Jungen, ZFF’s Artistic Director. “In addition to her powerful charisma, she possesses the rare ability to captivate audiences with her irresistible, somewhat enigmatic aura. Just like her idol Romy Schneider, Kruger also established herself in France, the motherland of auteur cinema, where she now enjoys considerable renown and widespread admiration as a star in her own right. And she is thrilling and thriving just as much in Hollywood, where she has wowed in blockbusters like TROY and Inglourious Basterds. For these reasons, we are truly delighted to be welcoming Diane Kruger back to Zurich and presenting her with the Golden Eye for her services to cinema.”

Previous award winners include Eddie Redmayne, Iris Berben, Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Helen Hunt and Olivia Colman.

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