He Zurich Film Festivalwhich will be held from September 28 to October 8, will honor the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen with his Golden Eye award in recognition of his “successful career and versatility,” the Swiss event said Monday.

Mikkelsen will accept the award on Oct. 6 and present his latest film, “The Promised Land,” which had its world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival this month. Nikolaj Arcel’s film was described by Variety critic Guy Lodge as a “luxuriantly upholstered historical romp” and “a Danish western, built on black-and-white moral binaries and a sense of intrepid adventure.”

Lodge wrote: “Theoretically rooted in historical fact, but embellished with storybook romance and billowing cartoon villainy, this rollicking Venice pageant project finally owes all of its residual seriousness (and at least half of its considerable beauty ) to the expressive wood-engraved face of one Mads Mikkelsen. .”

Mikkelsen will also participate in a ZFF Masters debate at the Zurich Film Festival, where he will talk about his career.

The festival described Mikkelsen as “one of the most popular and versatile actors in contemporary cinema.” Among his notable roles are Danish films such as Susanne Bier’s Oscar-nominated “After the Wedding”, Nikolaj Arcel’s Oscar-nominated “A Royal Affair”, Thomas Vinterberg’s “The Hunt”, for which Mikkelsen won the best actor award at Cannes, and Vinterberg’s film. “Another Round,” which won an Oscar.

He also referenced his roles in Hollywood films such as “King Arthur”, “Casino Royale”, “Clash of the Titans”, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, “Doctor Strange”, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore “. ” and “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” as well as Bryan Fuller’s television series “Hannibal.”

“Mads Mikkelsen is a very charismatic actor who always completely immerses himself in his characters and captivates the audience with his appearance and physical performance,” said Christian Jungen, artistic director of Zurich. “He radiates strength and sometimes vulnerability at the same time and, as a leading actor, he is able to take movies from A to Z, as he does in his latest work ‘The Promised Land’.”

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