Thursday, October 7, 2010

(ARTS) British Film Director Mike Leigh To Visit Israel

British Film Director Mike Leigh is set to visit Israel in November.

He will arrive in the Holy Land on the 20th of November to teach for a week at Jerusalem's acclaimed Spiegel television and film school.

Leigh is coming to Israel as part of the programme of "Great Maestros" that will also see directors David Lynch and Wim Wenders teach at the school.

During his visit, in coordination with the Cinematheque in Jersualem, Cinematheque Tel Aviv and Cinematheque Haifa, Leigh will deliver workshops over three days to students and graduates of the Spiegel School, he will also receive an honorary degree on the final evening of his visit, he will also visit Palestinian students at the Jenin cinema.

Leigh is well known for his films 'Secrets and Lies' and 'Vera Drake' among others.

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