Zurich Film Festival to honour the Oscar-winner director of Amour and The White Ribbon.

The 9th Zurich Film Festival (Sept 26 - Oct 6), will present its A Tribute to… award to Austrian screenwriter, TV, film, theatre and opera director, Michael Haneke

A retrospective of five productions will offer an insight into the ‘world of Haneke’. The ceremony will take place during the award night on Oct 5.

Haneke worked from 1967 as an editor and dramatic advisor for Südwestfunk in Baden-Baden, taking the step to independence just three years later.

His first international breakthrough came with the 1989 drama The Seventh Continent, about a family that turned to murder for no apparent reason. This was followed by international successes such as Benny’s Video (1992), Funny Games (1997), The Piano Teacher (2001), Cachè (2005), The White Ribbon (2009) and Amour (2011), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Haneke’s films have also picked up awards including the Golden Globe, Golden Palm, César and European Film Award.

Funny Games forms part of the small retrospective laid on by the ZFF that will also include The Piano Teacher, Cachè, The White Ribbon and Amour, which celebrated its premiere at last year’s ZFF.